Anatole France

1844 - 1924

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Anatole France (French: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatole France has received more than 695,506 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Anatole France is the 115th most popular writer (down from 96th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from France (down from 95th in 2019) and the 28th most popular French Writer.

Anatole France is most famous for his novel "The Red and the Black."

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Among writers, Anatole France ranks 115 out of 5,794Before him are Václav Havel, George Sand, François Villon, Nicolas Flamel, Vladimir Nabokov, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Alexandre Dumas fils, Ismail I, Jean Cocteau, Henry David Thoreau, Jean de La Fontaine, and Hafez.

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Among people born in 1844, Anatole France ranks 6Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Paul Verlaine. After him are Mehmed V, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Alexandra of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1924, Anatole France ranks 4Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Franz Kafka, and Giacomo Puccini. After him are Woodrow Wilson, Joseph Conrad, Alfred Marshall, Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anatole France ranks 120 out of 5,234Before him are François Villon (1431), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Joseph Fourier (1768), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Jacques Lacan (1901), and Philippe Pétain (1856). After him are Louis XVII of France (1785), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Georges Braque (1882), Pope Clement V (1264), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anatole France ranks 28Before him are François Rabelais (1494), André Gide (1869), Paul Verlaine (1844), George Sand (1804), François Villon (1431), and Nicolas Flamel (1330). After him are Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Sully Prudhomme (1839), André Breton (1896), and Petronius (27).