Roger Garaudy

1913 - 2012

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Roger Garaudy (French: [ʁɔʒe gaʁodi]; 17 July 1913 – 13 June 2012) was a French philosopher, French resistance fighter and a communist author. He converted to Islam in 1982. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Garaudy has received more than 285,339 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Roger Garaudy is the 231st most popular philosopher (up from 263rd in 2019), the 590th most popular biography from France (up from 694th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular French Philosopher.

Roger Garaudy is most famous for being a French philosopher and Marxist who wrote a book called The Founding Myths of Israeli Politics.

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Among philosophers, Roger Garaudy ranks 231 out of 1,267Before him are Paul Feyerabend, Vyasa, Benjamin Constant, Al-Jahiz, Arcesilaus, and Carneades. After him are Prodicus, Xenocrates, Judah Loew ben Bezalel, Cleanthes, Giorgio Agamben, and Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.

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Among people born in 1913, Roger Garaudy ranks 24Before him are Willis Lamb, Makarios III, Sabiha Gökçen, Benjamin Britten, Kenzō Tange, and Lon Nol. After him are Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Paul Erdős, Silvio Piola, Bảo Đại, Carmen Amaya, and Stanford Moore. Among people deceased in 2012, Roger Garaudy ranks 19Before him are Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Elinor Ostrom, Theo Angelopoulos, George Tupou V, and Sylvia Kristel. After him are Carroll Shelby, Ernest Borgnine, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Matilde Camus, and Carlos Fuentes.

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Among people born in France, Roger Garaudy ranks 590 out of 6,770Before him are Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Henri Barbusse (1873), René Lacoste (1904), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Joseph Proust (1754), and Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788). After him are Margaret of Anjou (1430), Françoise Hardy (1944), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Lazare Carnot (1753), and Anaïs Nin (1903).


Among philosophers born in France, Roger Garaudy ranks 32Before him are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Joseph de Maistre (1753), and Gaston Bachelard (1884). After him are Guy Debord (1931), Georges Sorel (1847), Nicole Oresme (1323), Raymond Aron (1905), Jacques Maritain (1882), and François Fénelon (1651).