Anne Desclos

1907 - 1998

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Anne Cécile Desclos (23 September 1907 – 27 April 1998) was a French journalist and novelist who wrote under the pen names Dominique Aury and Pauline Réage, and is best known for her erotic novel Histoire d'O (Story of O). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Desclos has received more than 187,582 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Anne Desclos is the 1,319th most popular writer (up from 1,464th in 2019), the 1,450th most popular biography from France (up from 1,596th in 2019) and the 190th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Anne Desclos ranks 1,319 out of 5,794Before her are Radegund, Yaşar Kemal, Hugo Gernsback, Cratinus, Thornton Wilder, and Georges Duhamel. After her are Maurice Barrès, Joseph Addison, Sheridan Le Fanu, Babrius, Victor Serge, and Namık Kemal.

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Among people born in 1907, Anne Desclos ranks 70Before her are Roman Shukhevych, Lee Miller, Ernesto Geisel, Ko Takamoro, James Meade, and Emilie Schindler. After her are Helmuth James von Moltke, Alexander R. Todd, Nicolaus von Below, Lars Ahlfors, Altiero Spinelli, and Sigvard Bernadotte. Among people deceased in 1998, Anne Desclos ranks 48Before her are Imi Lichtenfeld, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Cozy Powell, Tameo Ide, and Sonny Bono. After her are Roddy McDowall, Lloyd Bridges, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Kunitaka Sueoka, Agostino Casaroli, and Maria Reiche.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 1,450 out of 5,234Before her are Edmond Debeaumarché (1906), Bob Denard (1929), Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy (1920), Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756), Georges Duhamel (1884), and Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco (1758). After her are Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709), Maurice Barrès (1862), Jean-Baptiste Denys (1643), Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736), Guillaume de Beaujeu (1300), and Madeleine of Valois (1520).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 190Before her are Victorien Sardou (1831), Vivant Denon (1747), Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), Catherine de Bourbon (1559), François de Malherbe (1555), and Georges Duhamel (1884). After her are Maurice Barrès (1862), Robert de Montesquiou (1855), Léon Werth (1878), Régis Debray (1940), Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), and Antoine de Montchrestien (1575).