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Alfred Jarry

1873 - 1907

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Alfred Jarry (French: [al.fʁɛd ʒa.ʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896). He also coined the term and philosophical concept of 'pataphysics.Jarry was born in Laval, Mayenne, France, and his mother was from Brittany. He was associated with the Symbolist movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Jarry has received more than 423,106 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Jarry is the 546th most popular writer (down from 530th in 2019), the 638th most popular biography from France (down from 610th in 2019) and the 95th most popular French Writer.

Alfred Jarry is most famous for his play "Ubu Roi" which was a satire of the French society and culture.

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Among writers, Alfred Jarry ranks 546 out of 5,755Before him are Erich Kästner, Marie-Antoine Carême, Ivan Bunin, Laurence Sterne, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Wilbur Smith. After him are Aulus Gellius, Gaius Julius Hyginus, A. A. Milne, Heinrich Mann, Luo Guanzhong, and Yevgeny Zamyatin.

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Among people born in 1873, Alfred Jarry ranks 12Before him are Alexis Carrel, Jules Rimet, Johannes V. Jensen, Thomas Andrews, Luigi Lucheni, and Henri Barbusse. After him are Karl Schwarzschild, Alberto Santos-Dumont, G. E. Moore, Spyridon Louis, William McMaster Murdoch, and Otto Loewi. Among people deceased in 1907, Alfred Jarry ranks 10Before him are Klara Hitler, Oscar II of Sweden, Henri Moissan, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, and Joris-Karl Huysmans. After him are Robert I, Duke of Parma, Asaph Hall, Giosuè Carducci, Joseph Joachim, Marcellin Berthelot, and Princess Clémentine of Orléans.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Jarry ranks 638 out of 6,011Before him are Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Suzanne Valadon (1865), Élisabeth of France (1764), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), and Albert Fert (1938). After him are Alain Resnais (1922), Daniel Auber (1782), Paul Broca (1824), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Éliphas Lévi (1810), and Jean Jaurès (1859).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Alfred Jarry ranks 95Before him are Héloïse (1101), Henri Barbusse (1873), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Paul Claudel (1868), Camille Flammarion (1842), and Marie-Antoine Carême (1784). After him are Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Bernard Gui (1261), Ausonius (310), Eugène Sue (1804), Pierre Loti (1850), and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741).