René Girard

1923 - 2015

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René Noël Théophile Girard (; French: [ʒiʁaʁ]; 25 December 1923 – 4 November 2015) was a French historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science whose work belongs to the tradition of anthropological philosophy. Girard was the author of nearly thirty books, with his writings spanning many academic domains. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Girard has received more than 884,479 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). René Girard is the 374th most popular philosopher (down from 346th in 2019), the 1,070th most popular biography from France (down from 914th in 2019) and the 50th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, René Girard ranks 374 out of 1,089. Before him are Gennadius Scholarius, Rudolf Otto, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Pompeia Plotina, and Jean Gerson. After him are Paul Tillich, Gershom Scholem, Ramanuja, Mulla Sadra, Yuri Lotman, and Alexandre Kojève.

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Among people born in 1923, René Girard ranks 41Before him are Philip Warren Anderson, Morris, Horst Tappert, Bert Trautmann, Linda Christian, and Erland Josephson. After him are Jorge Semprún, Val Logsdon Fitch, Mauno Koivisto, Frederick Herzberg, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Edgar F. Codd. Among people deceased in 2015, René Girard ranks 51Before him are Maureen O'Hara, Yoichiro Nambu, Yitzhak Navon, Ben E. King, James Horner, and Michele Ferrero. After him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Khaled al-Asaad, Cynthia Lennon, Yevgeny Primakov, and Francesco Rosi.

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Among people born in France, René Girard ranks 1,070 out of 5,234. Before him are Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1889), François Achille Bazaine (1811), Élisée Reclus (1830), Pierre Mignard (1612), Jean Dausset (1916), and Jean-Andoche Junot (1771). After him are Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (1774), Abel Gance (1889), Charles III, Prince of Monaco (1818), Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Alice Prin (1901), and Robert-François Damiens (1715).


Among philosophers born in France, René Girard ranks 50Before him are Bruno Latour (1947), Edgar Morin (1921), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), and Jean Gerson (1363). After him are Richard Avenarius (1843), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Pierre d'Ailly (1350), Étienne Gilson (1884), Michel de Certeau (1925), and Étienne Cabet (1788).