René Cassin

1887 - 1976

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René Samuel Cassin (5 October 1887 – 20 February 1976) was a French jurist known for co-authoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Cassin was born in Bayonne. He served as a soldier in World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Cassin has received more than 157,557 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). René Cassin is the 90th most popular social activist (down from 77th in 2019), the 952nd most popular biography from France (down from 847th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Social Activist.

René Cassin was a French jurist and a founding member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He is most famous for drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

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Among social activists, René Cassin ranks 90 out of 544Before him are Zhang Jue, Liu Xiaobo, Beatrice Cenci, Augusto César Sandino, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Alexander Parvus. After him are Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Bertha Pappenheim, Frank Costello, Annie Besant, Bugsy Siegel, and Emilia Plater.

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Among people born in 1887, René Cassin ranks 40Before him are Georgia O'Keeffe, Nadia Boulanger, John Reed, Boris Karloff, Julian Huxley, and Alexander Archipenko. After him are James B. Sumner, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Hans Oster, Harald Bohr, and Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. Among people deceased in 1976, René Cassin ranks 36Before him are Anneliese Michel, Juscelino Kubitschek, Gustav Heinemann, Émile Benveniste, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, and Josef Albers. After him are Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Yonatan Netanyahu, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Dalton Trumbo, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

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Among people born in France, René Cassin ranks 952 out of 5,234Before him are Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Adelaide of Maurienne (1092), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), and Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813). After him are Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), Claude Perrault (1613), Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656), Christophe Plantin (1520), Francis Phoebus of Navarre (1467), and François l'Olonnais (1635).


Among social activists born in France, René Cassin ranks 5Before him are Olympe de Gouges (1748), Charlotte Corday (1768), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), and Edmond James de Rothschild (1845). After him are Flora Tristan (1803), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), René Just Haüy (1743), Jacques Roux (1752), and Balthasar Gérard (1557).