André Breton

1896 - 1966

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André Robert Breton (French: [ɑ̃dʁe ʁɔbɛʁ bʁətɔ̃]; 19 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the co-founder, leader, and principal theorist of surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".Along with his role as leader of the surrealist movement he is the author of celebrated books such as Nadja and L'Amour fou. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André Breton has received more than 1,151,923 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). André Breton is the 153rd most popular writer (down from 151st in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from France (down from 174th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Writer.

André Breton was a French writer, art critic, and founding member of the surrealist movement. He is most famous for writing the Surrealist Manifesto in 1924.

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Among writers, André Breton ranks 153 out of 5,755Before him are Pindar, Elias Canetti, Ivo Andrić, Eugène Ionesco, Heinrich Böll, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Pliny the Younger, Jean Racine, Hafez, and Fernando Pessoa.

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Among people born in 1896, André Breton ranks 6Before him are Jean Piaget, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallis Simpson, Lev Vygotsky, and Georgy Zhukov. After him are Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, and Eugenio Montale. Among people deceased in 1966, André Breton ranks 2Before him is Walt Disney. After him are Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Sayyid Qutb.

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Among people born in France, André Breton ranks 193 out of 6,011Before him are Théodore Géricault (1791), Louis VII of France (1120), Alfred Sisley (1839), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), Guy of Lusignan (1150), and Roland Barthes (1915). After him are Gustave Le Bon (1841), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Jean Racine (1639), Georges Pompidou (1911), Jacques de Molay (1243), and Pope Clement VI (1291).

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Among writers born in France, André Breton ranks 33Before him are Sully Prudhomme (1839), Paul Verlaine (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), Guy de Maupassant (1850), and Charles Baudelaire (1821). After him are Jean Racine (1639), Petronius (27), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), and Pierre Corneille (1606).