Albert Camus

1913 - 1960

Albert Camus

Albert Camus ( also US: ; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in Algeria (a French colony at the time) to French Pieds Noirs parents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Camus has received more than 5,218,396 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Albert Camus ranks 24 out of 4,883Before him are Honoré de Balzac, Sophocles, Aesop, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, and Ovid. After him are Petrarch, Anne Frank, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, and Alexander Pushkin.

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Among people born in 1913, Albert Camus ranks 1After him are Richard Nixon, Rosa Parks, Willy Brandt, Vivien Leigh, Gerald Ford, Jesse Owens, Menachem Begin, Robert Capa, Jean Marais, Paul Ricœur, and Ramón Mercader. Among people deceased in 1960, Albert Camus ranks 1After him are Boris Pasternak, Erich Raeder, Clark Gable, Albert Kesselring, Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Melanie Klein, Walther Funk, Fausto Coppi, Paula Hitler, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Albert Camus ranks 2 out of 129Before him are Augustine of Hippo (354). After him are Yves Saint Laurent (1936), Apuleius (125), Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), Ahmed Ben Bella (1916), Emir Abdelkader (1808), and Pope Miltiades (250).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Albert Camus ranks 1After him are Apuleius (125), Bernard-Henri Lévy (1948), Robert Merle (1908), Assia Djebar (1936), Hélène Cixous (1937), Isaac Alfasi (1013), Mohammed Dib (1920), Mouloud Feraoun (1913), Kateb Yacine (1929), Mouloud Mammeri (1917), and Yasmina Khadra (1955).