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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 228,318 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Roger Garaudy is the 266th most popular philosopher (down from 261st in 2019), the 695th most popular biography from France (down from 668th in 2019) and the 36th 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 266 out of 1,081Before him are Ernst Bloch, Carneades, Nicole Oresme, Alcmaeon of Croton, Arcesilaus, and Otto Weininger. After him are Hans Jonas, Xenocrates, Andronicus of Rhodes, Julius Evola, Pherecydes of Syros, and Paramahansa Yogananda.

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Among people born in 1913, Roger Garaudy ranks 27Before him are Lon Nol, Paul Erdős, Albert Ellis, Bảo Đại, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Kenzō Tange. After him are Jimmy Hoffa, Werner Mölders, Erich Priebke, Frances Farmer, Silvio Piola, and Witold Lutosławski. Among people deceased in 2012, Roger Garaudy ranks 22Before him are Ernest Borgnine, Sylvia Kristel, Elinor Ostrom, Robin Gibb, John Demjanjuk, and Tony Scott. After him are Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, Sven Hassel, Carlos Fuentes, and Larry Hagman.

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Among people born in France, Roger Garaudy ranks 695 out of 6,011Before him are François-André Danican Philidor (1726), Mary of Guise (1515), André the Giant (1946), Bernard Gui (1261), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), and Frédéric Bastiat (1801). After him are Catherine Labouré (1806), Jean Meslier (1664), François Guizot (1787), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Maurice Gamelin (1872), and Ausonius (310).


Among philosophers born in France, Roger Garaudy ranks 36Before him are Joseph de Maistre (1753), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Guy Debord (1931), François Fénelon (1651), Jacques Maritain (1882), and Nicole Oresme (1323). After him are Georges Sorel (1847), Raymond Aron (1905), Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), and Sebastian Brant (1458).