André Breton

1896 - 1966

André Breton

André Robert Breton (French: [ɑ̃dʁe ʁɔbɛʁ bʁətɔ̃]; 18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the co-founder, leader, principal theorist and chief apologist of Surrealism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André Breton has received more than 803,831 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 157th most popular writer.

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  • 2.89

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Among writers, André Breton ranks 155 out of 4,883Before him are Charlotte Brontë, Du Fu, Aldous Huxley, Carlo Collodi, Yukio Mishima, and Fernando Pessoa. After him are Boris Pasternak, Snorri Sturluson, Janusz Korczak, Pliny the Younger, Abu Nuwas, and Tove Jansson.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, André Breton ranks 177 out of 4,109Before him are Petronius (27), Pope Urban VI (1318), Erik Satie (1866), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and Saint Roch (1295). After him are Georges Seurat (1859), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Sylvester II (938), Philip VI of France (1293), and Roland Barthes (1915).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, André Breton ranks 35Before him are Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Octave Mirbeau (1848), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and Petronius (27). After him are François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Jean Racine (1639), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Frédéric Mistral (1830), and François de La Rochefoucauld (1613).

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