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Sebastian Brant

1458 - 1521

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Sebastian Brant (also Brandt) (1457/1458 – 10 May 1521) was a German humanist and satirist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastian Brant has received more than 94,555 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sebastian Brant is the 315th most popular philosopher (down from 312th in 2019), the 844th most popular biography from France (down from 816th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular French Philosopher.

Sebastian Brant is most famous for his book "Das Narrenschiff" or "Ship of Fools". He wrote this book in 1494 and it is a satire on the customs and practices of the time.

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Among philosophers, Sebastian Brant ranks 315 out of 1,081Before him are Hilary Putnam, Speusippus, Jacobus Arminius, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Ammonius Saccas, and Justus Lipsius. After him are Isaac Abarbanel, Giovanni Gentile, Alfred Schütz, Thrasymachus, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Aenesidemus.

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Among people born in 1458, Sebastian Brant ranks 2Before him is Saint Casimir. After him are Eleanor of Viseu, Piri Mehmed Pasha, Jacopo Sannazaro, and John II, Duke of Cleves. Among people deceased in 1521, Sebastian Brant ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand Magellan, Pope Leo X, Manuel I of Portugal, Josquin des Prez, Juan Ponce de León, and Zhengde Emperor. After him are Christina of Saxony, Leonardo Loredan, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Francisco Serrão, Raffaele Riario, and Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham.

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Among people born in France, Sebastian Brant ranks 844 out of 6,011Before him are Robert Nivelle (1856), Georges Dumézil (1898), Guntram (532), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Jean Todt (1946), and Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766). After him are Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), Marcel Carné (1906), François Christophe de Kellermann (1735), Christina of Lorraine (1565), Jules Ferry (1832), and Jérôme Lalande (1732).


Among philosophers born in France, Sebastian Brant ranks 42Before him are Roger Garaudy (1913), Georges Sorel (1847), Raymond Aron (1905), Félix Guattari (1930), Roscellinus (1050), and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857). After him are Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Bruno Latour (1947), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Edgar Morin (1921), and René Girard (1923).