1886 - 1914

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Alain-Fournier (French: [a.lɛ̃.fuʁ.nje]) was the pseudonym of Henri-Alban Fournier (3 October 1886 – 22 September 1914), a French author and soldier. He was the author of a single novel, Le Grand Meaulnes (1913), which has been filmed twice and is considered a classic of French literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alain-Fournier has received more than 119,116 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alain-Fournier is the 1,186th most popular writer (down from 1,007th in 2019), the 1,344th most popular biography from France (down from 1,133rd in 2019) and the 176th most popular French Writer.

Alain-Fournier is most famous for his novel Le Grand Meaulnes, which is about a young man who is trying to find and meet his love.

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Among writers, Alain-Fournier ranks 1,186 out of 5,794Before him are Tahar Ben Jelloun, Xavier de Maistre, Lin Yutang, Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, and Shi Nai'an. After him are Jan Kochanowski, Paul Bourget, Nizar Qabbani, Chiara Lubich, Ibn al-Muqaffa', and Meng Haoran.

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Among people born in 1886, Alain-Fournier ranks 50Before him are Aron Nimzowitsch, Gottfried Benn, Giovanni Battista Caproni, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Raoul Hausmann, and Vittorio Pozzo. After him are Dong Biwu, Hugh Lofting, Karl Korsch, Jisaburō Ozawa, Rex Stout, and Garegin Nzhdeh. Among people deceased in 1914, Alain-Fournier ranks 26Before him are Alphonse Bertillon, Joseph Swan, Maximilian von Spee, Alexander Samsonov, Alfred Thayer Mahan, and Charles Péguy. After him are Theodor Kittelsen, Joseph Chamberlain, John Tenniel, Anatoly Lyadov, Christian Morgenstern, and Louis Couturat.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alain-Fournier ranks 1,344 out of 5,234Before him are Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (1401), Louis, Count of Vendôme (1376), Sextus Afranius Burrus (1), Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1284), Ferdinand Buisson (1841), and Henri, Count of Paris (1908). After him are Francis I, Duke of Lorraine (1517), Paul Bourget (1852), Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Claude Garamond (1499), Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine (1711), and Maria Francisca of Savoy (1646).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Alain-Fournier ranks 176Before him are Pierre Larousse (1817), Michel Verne (1861), Joseph Bédier (1864), Sonia Rykiel (1930), Michel Tournier (1924), and Xavier de Maistre (1763). After him are Paul Bourget (1852), Paul Scarron (1610), Comtessa de Dia (1175), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Odo of Cluny (878), and Philippe Soupault (1897).