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Victor Cousin

1792 - 1867

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Victor Cousin (French: [kuzɛ̃]; 28 November 1792 – 14 January 1867) was a French philosopher. He was the founder of "eclecticism", a briefly influential school of French philosophy that combined elements of German idealism and Scottish Common Sense Realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Cousin has received more than 137,468 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Victor Cousin is the 514th most popular philosopher (down from 500th in 2019), the 1,587th most popular biography from France (down from 1,498th in 2019) and the 70th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Victor Cousin ranks 514 out of 1,081Before him are A. J. Ayer, Hasdai Crescas, Murray Bookchin, Hans Vaihinger, Zeno of Sidon, and Harriet Taylor Mill. After him are Vasishtha, Liu Bowen, André Gorz, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Zou Yan, and Karl Korsch.

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Among people born in 1792, Victor Cousin ranks 19Before him are James Mayer de Rothschild, Johan August Arfwedson, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, William, Duke of Nassau, Johann Peter Eckermann, and John Russell, 1st Earl Russell. After him are Matteo Carcassi, Joseph Mohr, Francisco de Paula Santander, Carlos Antonio López, John Bowring, and Francisco Morazán. Among people deceased in 1867, Victor Cousin ranks 16Before him are Sakamoto Ryōma, Maria Theresa of Austria, Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Elias Howe, Princess Sophie of Saxony, and Archduchess Mathilda of Austria. After him are Peter von Cornelius, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Giovanni Pacini, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, and Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse.

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Among people born in France, Victor Cousin ranks 1,587 out of 6,011Before him are Henry de Montherlant (1895), Audrey Tautou (1976), Blanche of Bourbon (1339), Pierre Mauroy (1928), Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), and Anne Gonzaga (1616). After him are Jean-Marie Loret (1918), Lolo Ferrari (1963), Antoine Béchamp (1816), Princess Louise of Orléans (1882), Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), and Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880).


Among philosophers born in France, Victor Cousin ranks 70Before him are Alain de Benoist (1943), Petrus Ramus (1515), Pierre Duhem (1861), William of Champeaux (1070), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), and Émile Chartier (1868). After him are Guillaume Budé (1467), Berengar of Tours (998), Georges Canguilhem (1904), Jacques Ellul (1912), Étienne Balibar (1942), and Henry Corbin (1903).