#9934 Overall Influence

Henri Pirenne

Belgian historian


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Henri Pirenne was a Belgian historian. A medievalist of Walloon descent, he wrote a multivolume history of Belgium in French and became a prominent public intellectual. Pirenne made lasting contribution to the study of cities that was a controversial interpretation of the end of Roman civilization and the rebirth of medieval urban culture. He also became prominent in the nonviolent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War I.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Ghent University

Dutch-speaking university in Belgium

University of Liège

Belgian public university founded in 1817

Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

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How’s this person influential?
#216 World Rank