Antoine Galland

1646 - 1715

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Antoine Galland (French: [ɑ̃twan ɡalɑ̃]; 4 April 1646 – 17 February 1715) was a French orientalist and archaeologist, most famous as the first European translator of One Thousand and One Nights, which he called Les mille et une nuits. His version of the tales appeared in twelve volumes between 1704 and 1717 and exerted a significant influence on subsequent European literature and attitudes to the Islamic world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine Galland has received more than 184,507 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Antoine Galland is the 755th most popular writer (down from 695th in 2019), the 859th most popular biography from France (down from 786th in 2019) and the 125th most popular French Writer.

Antoine Galland was a French traveler and writer who is most famous for his translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" into French.

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Among writers, Antoine Galland ranks 755 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Blok, Maya Angelou, Iris Murdoch, Raymond Carver, Wilhelm Hauff, and Agathias. After him are Ismail Gaspirali, Antonio Machado, Klaus Ebner, Nellie Bly, Frederick Forsyth, and Christa Wolf.

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Among people born in 1646, Antoine Galland ranks 6Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Christian V of Denmark, Ismail Ibn Sharif, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, and Elena Cornaro Piscopia. After him are John Flamsteed, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Maria Francisca of Savoy, Hortense Mancini, Godfrey Kneller, and Charles Plumier. Among people deceased in 1715, Antoine Galland ranks 7Before him are Louis XIV of France, Nicolas Malebranche, Thomas Savery, François Fénelon, Dom Pérignon, and Marie Mancini. After him are William Dampier, Gülnuş Sultan, Pu Songling, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and François Girardon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Antoine Galland ranks 859 out of 5,234Before him are Émile Loubet (1838), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Louis the Blind (880), Jean Nouvel (1945), Pierre Augereau (1757), and Jules Grévy (1807). After him are René Lalique (1860), Hubert de Givenchy (1927), Georges Couthon (1755), John, Duke of Berry (1340), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), and Émile Borel (1871).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Antoine Galland ranks 125Before him are Maurice Druon (1918), Alfred de Vigny (1797), Max Jacob (1876), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Maurice Denis (1870), and Philippe Ariès (1914). After him are Georges Bernanos (1888), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Madame de La Fayette (1634), and Chevalier d'Éon (1728).