René Just Haüy

1743 - 1822

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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 44,305 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). René Just Haüy is the 141st most popular social activist (down from 114th in 2019), the 1,375th most popular biography from France (down from 1,240th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Social Activist.

René Descartes is most famous for his philosophical writings, especially his Meditations on First Philosophy.

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Among social activists, René Just Haüy ranks 141 out of 544Before him are Steve Biko, Andreas Hofer, Gaius Julius Civilis, Gerda Christian, Fred Phelps, and Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. After him are Klaus Störtebeker, Stjepan Filipović, Rudi Dutschke, Leopold Trepper, Jan Karski, and Musa al-Sadr.

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Among people born in 1743, René Just Haüy ranks 15Before him are Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Carl Peter Thunberg, and Nicolai Abildgaard. After him are Gavrila Derzhavin, William I, Elector of Hesse, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Joseph Banks, Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, and William Paley. 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, Valentin Haüy, Jean-Robert Argand, Karl August von Hardenberg, Johann Matthäus Bechstein, and Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh.

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Among people born in France, René Just Haüy ranks 1,375 out of 5,234Before him are Arnaud Amalric (1160), William Farel (1489), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), Édouard Vuillard (1868), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), and Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (1334). After him are Eugène Atget (1857), Charles of Valois, Duke of Berry (1446), Henri Giffard (1825), James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick (1670), Rudolph III of Burgundy (971), and Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675).


Among social activists born in France, René Just Haüy ranks 10Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), René Cassin (1887), Flora Tristan (1803), Louise Michel (1830), Léon Jouhaux (1879), and Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208). After him are Jacques Roux (1752), Balthasar Gérard (1557), Abbé Pierre (1912), Ravachol (1859), Guillaume Cale (1350), and Édouard René de Laboulaye (1811).