André Gide

1869 - 1951

André Gide

André Paul Guillaume Gide (French: [ɑ̃dʁe pɔl ɡijom ʒid]; 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (in 1947). Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. The author of more than fifty books, at the time of his death his obituary in The New York Times described him as "France's greatest contemporary man of letters" and "judged the greatest French writer of this century by the literary cognoscenti."Known for his fiction as well as his autobiographical works, Gide exposes to public view the conflict and eventual reconciliation of the two sides of his personality (characterized by a Protestant austerity and a transgressive sexual adventurousness, respectively), which a strict and moralistic education had helped set at odds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André Gide has received more than 763,286 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 102nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, André Gide ranks 101 out of 4,883Before him are Ivan Turgenev, Anatole France, Cato the Elder, Samuel Beckett, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Vladimir Nabokov. After him are John Steinbeck, George Sand, Theodor Herzl, Erich Maria Remarque, François Rabelais, and Paulo Coelho.

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Among people born in 1869, André Gide ranks 4Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Henri Matisse, and Grigori Rasputin. After him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, Fritz Pregl, Gustaf Dalén, and Emma Goldman. Among people deceased in 1951, André Gide ranks 2Before him is Ludwig Wittgenstein. After him are Philippe Pétain, Ferdinand Porsche, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Arnold Schoenberg, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Arnold Sommerfeld, Abdullah I of Jordan, René Guénon, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, and Hermann Broch.

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In France

Among people born in France, André Gide ranks 101 out of 4,109Before him are Joseph Fourier (1768), Anatole France (1844), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Nicolas Poussin (1594), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), and Madame de Pompadour (1721). After him are Louis XVII of France (1785), George Sand (1804), Maurice Ravel (1875), Louis Philippe I (1773), François Rabelais (1494), and Georges Danton (1759).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, André Gide ranks 22Before him are Gustave Flaubert (1821), Charles Perrault (1628), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Romain Rolland (1866), and Anatole France (1844). After him are George Sand (1804), François Rabelais (1494), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), François Villon (1431), Paul Verlaine (1844), and Jean Cocteau (1889).

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