Anatole France

1844 - 1924

Anatole France

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 498,590 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 97th most popular writer.

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  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.83

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  • 3.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Anatole France ranks 96 out of 4,883Before him are Selma Lagerlöf, Virginia Woolf, Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, and Ivan Turgenev. After him are Cato the Elder, Samuel Beckett, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vladimir Nabokov, André Gide, and John Steinbeck.

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Among people born in 1844, Anatole France ranks 4Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, and Sarah Bernhardt. After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Paul Verlaine, Mehmed V, Henri Rousseau, Bernadette Soubirous, Ludwig Boltzmann, Ilya Repin, and Umberto I of Italy. 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, Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Alfred Marshall, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Carl Spitteler, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anatole France ranks 96 out of 4,109Before him are Pope Urban II (1042), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Louis Braille (1809), Louis XII of France (1462), Louis de Funès (1914), and Joseph Fourier (1768). After him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Madame de Pompadour (1721), André Gide (1869), and Louis XVII of France (1785).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anatole France ranks 21Before him are Marquis de Sade (1740), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Charles Perrault (1628), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Guy de Maupassant (1850), and Romain Rolland (1866). After him are André Gide (1869), George Sand (1804), François Rabelais (1494), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), François Villon (1431), and Paul Verlaine (1844).

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