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 103,435 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Victor Cousin is the 500th most popular philosopher (up from 502nd in 2019), the 1,501st most popular biography from France (down from 1,479th in 2019) and the 71st most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Victor Cousin ranks 500 out of 1,089Before him are Eudemus of Rhodes, Shantideva, Hasdai Crescas, Carl Stumpf, William of Champeaux, and Dhul-Nun al-Misri. After him are Ouyang Xiu, Alain de Benoist, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Zoilus, Abu Yusuf, and Yi Hwang.

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Among people born in 1792, Victor Cousin ranks 18Before him are Johan August Arfwedson, William, Duke of Nassau, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, Matteo Carcassi, and Johann Peter Eckermann. After him are Francisco de Paula Santander, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, John Bowring, Carlos Antonio López, Gustav Schwab, and Francisco Morazán. Among people deceased in 1867, Victor Cousin ranks 13Before him are Franz Bopp, Otto of Greece, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Princess Sophie of Saxony. After him are William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Peter von Cornelius, Archduchess Mathilda of Austria, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, and Giovanni Pacini.

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Among people born in France, Victor Cousin ranks 1,501 out of 5,234Before him are Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (1489), William of Champeaux (1070), Gaston, Count of Eu (1842), Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken (1721), Thomas, Count of Savoy (1178), and Jean-Charles de Borda (1733). After him are Odilo of Cluny (961), Honoré III, Prince of Monaco (1720), Roger Lemerre (1941), Pierre Levegh (1905), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), and Armand Peugeot (1849).


Among philosophers born in France, Victor Cousin ranks 71Before him are Jean-Luc Nancy (1940), Berengar of Tours (998), Guillaume Budé (1467), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Émile Chartier (1868), and William of Champeaux (1070). After him are Alain de Benoist (1943), Paul Virilio (1932), Henry Corbin (1903), Louis Couturat (1868), Georges Canguilhem (1904), and Amalric of Bena (1150).