Victor of Aveyron

1793 - 1828

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Victor of Aveyron (French: Victor de l'Aveyron; c. 1788 – 1828) was a French feral child who was found at the age of around 12 (he was going through puberty, and the doctors could only assume his age at the time). Upon his discovery, he was given to many people to stay with, running away from civilization approximately eight times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor of Aveyron has received more than 1,075,651 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Victor of Aveyron is the 510th most popular religious figure (up from 513th in 2019), the 613th most popular biography from France (up from 628th in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Religious Figure.

Victor of Aveyron is most famous for being a wild boy who was found in 1800 in the woods of the French region of Aveyron. He had been abandoned by his parents and had been living in the woods for 12 years.

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Among religious figures, Victor of Aveyron ranks 510 out of 2,272Before him are Louis de Montfort, Dominic Savio, Laban, Pope Alexander I of Alexandria, Pontius Pilate's wife, and Josemaría Escrivá. After him are Anne Catherine Emmerich, Pope John XVIII, Abdullah ibn Masud, Saint Eustace, Dorothea of Caesarea, and Saint Titus.

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Among people born in 1793, Victor of Aveyron ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand I of Austria. After him are Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Radama I, Ján Kollár, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Michel Chasles, Josef Ressel, Sam Houston, and Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. Among people deceased in 1828, Victor of Aveyron ranks 5Before him are Franz Schubert, Francisco Goya, Shaka, and Maria Feodorovna. After him are Franz Joseph Gall, Carl Peter Thunberg, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Alexander Ypsilantis, Kobayashi Issa, William Hyde Wollaston, and Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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Among people born in France, Victor of Aveyron ranks 613 out of 5,234Before him are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Maurice Béjart (1927), Georges Perec (1936), Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), and Pierre de Ronsard (1524). After him are Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), and Syagrius (430).


Among religious figures born in France, Victor of Aveyron ranks 34Before him are Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Ansgar (801), Pope Nicholas II (990), and Louis de Montfort (1673). After him are Peter Waldo (1140), Luigi Lucheni (1873), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Clotilde (475), Charles de Foucauld (1858), and Pope Stephen IX (1020).