Sebastian Brant

1458 - 1521

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Sebastian Brant (also Brandt) (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 64,326 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sebastian Brant is the 312th most popular philosopher (down from 249th in 2019), the 819th most popular biography from France (down from 611th in 2019) and the 41st 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 312 out of 1,089Before him are Nicolai Hartmann, Hilary Putnam, Theano, Andronicus of Rhodes, David Strauss, and Synesius. After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, and Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi.

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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, and Jacopo Sannazaro. 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, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, Leonardo Loredan, Francisco Serrão, Raffaele Riario, and Duarte Barbosa.

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Among people born in France, Sebastian Brant ranks 819 out of 5,234Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Simone Veil (1927), Max Jacob (1876), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), and Jacques Delors (1925). After him are Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339), Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), Germaine of Foix (1488), and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857).


Among philosophers born in France, Sebastian Brant ranks 41Before him are Raymond Aron (1905), Roger Garaudy (1913), François Fénelon (1651), Georges Sorel (1847), Félix Guattari (1930), and Roscellinus (1050). After him are Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Henri Lefebvre (1901), Bruno Latour (1947), Edgar Morin (1921), Antoine Arnauld (1612), and Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782).