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Auguste Escoffier

1847 - 1935

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Georges Auguste Escoffier (French: [ʒɔʁʒ oɡyst ɛskɔfje]; 28 October 1846 – 12 February 1935) was a French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. Much of Escoffier's technique was based on that of Marie-Antoine Carême, one of the codifiers of French haute cuisine; Escoffier's achievement was to simplify and modernize Carême's elaborate and ornate style. In particular, he codified the recipes for the five mother sauces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Escoffier has received more than 1,429,414 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Auguste Escoffier is the 377th most popular writer (down from 374th in 2019), the 432nd most popular biography from France (down from 412th in 2019) and the 67th most popular French Writer.

Auguste Escoffier is most famous for being the founder of French haute cuisine. He was a chef and restaurateur who published a cookbook called "Le Guide Culinaire" in 1903.

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Among writers, Auguste Escoffier ranks 377 out of 5,755Before him are Henry James, Arthur de Gobineau, Ken Follett, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, and Marguerite Yourcenar. After him are Gabriele D'Annunzio, Ludovico Ariosto, Erich von Däniken, Sándor Márai, Tulsidas, and Dan Brown.

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Among people born in 1847, Auguste Escoffier ranks 8Before him are Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Maria Feodorovna, Otto Wallach, and Jesse James. After him are Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, Annie Besant, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, and Jens Peter Jacobsen. Among people deceased in 1935, Auguste Escoffier ranks 13Before him are Emmy Noether, Arthur Henderson, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alban Berg, Astrid of Sweden, and André Citroën. After him are Charles Richet, Carlos Gardel, Victor Grignard, Paul Dukas, Henri Barbusse, and Jane Addams.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 432 out of 6,011Before him are Fernand Léger (1881), Napoléon, Prince Imperial (1856), Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Éric Rohmer (1920), and Théophile Gautier (1811). After him are Francis Poulenc (1899), Louis, Grand Condé (1621), Brigitte Macron (1953), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), Marquis de Condorcet (1743), and Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Auguste Escoffier ranks 67Before him are Jacques Prévert (1900), Jean Genet (1910), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Henri Charrière (1906), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), and Théophile Gautier (1811). After him are W. Somerset Maugham (1874), André Maurois (1885), Hector Malot (1830), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), and Louis Aragon (1897).