Anaïs Nin

1903 - 1977

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Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977), known professionally as Anaïs Nin (; French: [ana.is nin]), was a French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica. Born to Cuban parents in France, Nin was the daughter of composer Joaquín Nin and Rosa Culmell, a classically trained singer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anaïs Nin has received more than 2,262,309 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Anaïs Nin is the 479th most popular writer (up from 493rd in 2019), the 546th most popular biography from France (up from 569th in 2019) and the 85th most popular French Writer.

Anaïs Nin was a writer and diarist who was born in France and later moved to the United States. She is most famous for her diaries, which she wrote for over 30 years.

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Among writers, Anaïs Nin ranks 479 out of 5,794Before her are Gérard de Nerval, Arion, Henry IV of Castile, Jostein Gaarder, Imadaddin Nasimi, and Edmondo De Amicis. After her are Enheduanna, Saul Bellow, Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, Athenaeus, and Zecharia Sitchin.

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Among people born in 1903, Anaïs Nin ranks 21Before her are Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, C. F. Powell, John Dillinger, Alec Douglas-Home, and Jiro Horikoshi. After her are Rudolf Abel, Jan Tinbergen, Adolf Butenandt, Hans Jonas, Bing Crosby, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. Among people deceased in 1977, Anaïs Nin ranks 16Before her are Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Makarios III, and Kurt Schuschnigg. After her are Howard Hawks, Ernst Bloch, Bing Crosby, Francis Gary Powers, Joan Crawford, and Alexander Luria.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anaïs Nin ranks 546 out of 5,234Before her are Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), Daniel Auber (1782), Eugène Boudin (1824), Gérard de Nerval (1808), and Brigitte Macron (1953). After her are Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752), Charles II of Navarre (1332), Boris Vian (1920), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), and Suger (1080).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anaïs Nin ranks 85Before her are Pierre de Marivaux (1688), Henri Barbusse (1873), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Louis Aragon (1897), and Gérard de Nerval (1808). After her are Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), George Steiner (1929), Héloïse (1101), Camille Flammarion (1842), and Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394).