René Just Haüy

1743 - 1822

René Just Haüy

René Just Haüy (French pronunciation: ​[aɥi]) FRS MWS FRSE (28 February 1743 – 3 June 1822) was a French priest and mineralogist, commonly styled the Abbé Haüy after he was made an honorary canon of Notre Dame. Due to his innovative work on crystal structure and his four-volume Traité de Minéralogie (1801), he is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Crystallography". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René Just Haüy has received more than 41,486 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 116th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, René Just Haüy ranks 114 out of 426Before him are Mukhtar al-Thaqafi, Vasil Levski, Sergey Nechayev, Andreas Hofer, Flora Tristan, and Lal Bahadur Shastri. After him are Edward Snowden, Betty Ford, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jimmy Hoffa, Fred Phelps, and Gerda Christian.

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Among people born in 1743, René Just Haüy ranks 15Before him are Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Carl Peter Thunberg, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Nicolai Abildgaard, and Edmund Cartwright. After him are Gavrila Derzhavin, Joseph Banks, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, William I, Elector of Hesse, William Paley, and Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova. Among people deceased in 1822, René Just Haüy ranks 11Before him are Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre. After him are Paolo Ruffini, Jean-Robert Argand, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, Valentin Haüy, Karl August von Hardenberg, and Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh.

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Among people born in France, René Just Haüy ranks 1,241 out of 4,109Before him are Georges Auric (1899), Sigebert II (602), Jean Giraudoux (1882), Étienne Gilson (1884), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), and Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801). After him are Pierre de Marivaux (1688), Vincent d'Indy (1851), Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766), Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (1819), Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary (1158), and Émile Waldteufel (1837).


Among social activists born in France, René Just Haüy ranks 9Before him are Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), and Flora Tristan (1803). After him are Abbé Pierre (1912), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), Jacques Roux (1752), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Ravachol (1859), and Guillaume Cale (1350).

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