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Pierre Nora

1931 - Today

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Pierre Nora (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ nɔʁa]; born 17 November 1931) is a French historian elected to the Académie française on 7 June 2001. He is known for his work on French identity and memory. His name is associated with the study of new history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Nora has received more than 275,353 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Pierre Nora is the 120th most popular historian (up from 143rd in 2019), the 2,064th most popular biography from France (up from 2,328th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Historian.

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  • 27

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  • 3.44

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  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among historians, Pierre Nora ranks 120 out of 339Before him are Golo Mann, François Furet, Árni Magnússon, Anthony Blunt, Evagrius Scholasticus, and Thomas Babington Macaulay. After him are Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, Richard Pipes, John Kinnamos, Norman Davies, Guibert of Nogent, and Augustin Thierry.

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Among people born in 1931, Pierre Nora ranks 120Before him are Ivan Klíma, Masaaki Hatsumi, Juan Goytisolo, Hiroto Muraoka, Claire Bloom, and Silvia Pinal. After him are Hirokazu Kanazawa, Mukaghali Makatayev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leslie Caron, Alfred Schmidt, and Barbara Bain.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Nora ranks 2,064 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Cazotte (1719), Hugh of Châteauneuf (1053), Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1812), Pierre Hadot (1922), and Jean Calas (1698). After him are Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), Honoré V, Prince of Monaco (1778), Jean Chacornac (1823), Patricia Kaas (1966), Margaret of Bourbon (1438), and Yvan Goll (1891).

Among HISTORIANS In France

Among historians born in France, Pierre Nora ranks 15Before him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Gaston Maspero (1846), Georges Duby (1919), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), and François Furet (1927). After him are Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540), Guibert of Nogent (1055), Augustin Thierry (1795), Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange (1610), Charles Diehl (1859), and Adémar de Chabannes (989).