Top 37 philosophers born in France


1. René Descartes (1596, Descartes)


2. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu (1689, La Brède)


3. Pierre Abélard (1079, Le Pallet)


4. Auguste Comte (1798, Montpellier)


5. Michel Foucault (1926, Poitiers)


6. Michel de Montaigne (1533, Château de Montaigne)


7. Henri Bergson (1859, Paris)


8. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809, Besançon)


9. Roland Barthes (1915, Cherbourg-Octeville)


10. Charles Fourier (1772, Besançon)


11. Gilles Deleuze (1925, Paris)

12. Jean Baudrillard (1929, Reims)


13. Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908, Rochefort)


14. Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon (1760, Paris)


15. Jean Buridan (1295, Béthune)


16. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881, Orcines)


17. Ernest Renan (1823, Tréguier)


18. Allan Kardec (1804, Lyon)


19. Pierre Bayle (1647, Carla-Bayle)


20. Pierre Gassendi (1592, Champtercier)


21. Simone Weil (1909, Paris)


22. Gaston Bachelard (1884, Bar-sur-Aube)


23. Paul Ricoeur (1913, Valence)


24. Raymond Aron (1905, Paris)


25. Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715, Paris)


26. Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet (1743, Ribemont)


27. Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709, Saint-Malo)


28. Jean-François Lyotard (1924, Paris)


29. Gabriel Marcel (1889, Paris)


30. Nicolas Malebranche (1638, Paris)


31. Jacques Maritain (1882, Paris)


32. Joseph de Maistre (1753, Chambéry)


33. Nicolas Oresme (1320, Fleury-sur-Orne)


34. Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1715, Grenoble)


35. Roscellinus (1050, Compiègne)

36. Guy Debord (1931, Paris)


37. Roger Garaudy (1913, Marseille)

Source:

Yu, A. Z., et al. (2016). Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies. Scientific Data 2:150075. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.75

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