Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

1838 - 1889

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Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (7 November 1838 – 19 August 1889) was a French symbolist writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam has received more than 153,897 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam is the 1,056th most popular writer (down from 930th in 2019), the 1,200th most popular biography from France (down from 1,093rd in 2019) and the 159th most popular French Writer.

Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam is most famous for his novel "Axel" which was published in 1859.

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Notable Works

Contes cruels
Le nouveau-monde
L' Ève future
Tribulat Bonhomet
Peter C. Hodgson provides a new translation of Hegel's 1829 lectures on the proofs of the existence of God, based on the definitive German edition. Coming late in his career, these lectures give us the great philosopher's final and most seasoned thinking on a topic of obvious significance to him, that of the reality status of God and ways of knowing God.


Among writers, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ranks 1,056 out of 7,302Before him are Giambattista Marino, Henri Troyat, Tess Gerritsen, Ján Kollár, Martin Andersen Nexø, and Zhuanxu. After him are Ernst Barlach, Adalbert Stifter, Ibn Sirin, Zelda Fitzgerald, Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Titus Pomponius Atticus.

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Among people born in 1838, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ranks 19Before him are Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Yamagata Aritomo, Anton Mauve, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Princess Louise of Prussia, and Liliʻuokalani. After him are Camille Jordan, Ōkuma Shigenobu, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Konstanty Kalinowski, Marià Fortuny, and 11th Dalai Lama. Among people deceased in 1889, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ranks 15Before him are Mihai Eminescu, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Father Damien, Wilkie Collins, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, and Marie of Prussia. After him are Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Wilhelm Tempel, Giovanni Bottesini, Maria Mitchell, Robert Browning, and Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ranks 1,200 out of 6,770Before him are Charibert II (618), Marie Laurencin (1883), René Thom (1923), Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma (1930), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), and Jean Todt (1946). After him are Alain de Benoist (1943), Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749), Francis III, Duke of Brittany (1518), Fromental Halévy (1799), Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy (1334), and Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam ranks 159Before him are Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), B. H. Liddell Hart (1895), Paulinus of Nola (354), Marcel Pagnol (1895), Michel Tournier (1924), and Paul Bourget (1852). After him are Sonia Rykiel (1930), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Charles Péguy (1873), Jean Giono (1895), Alain-Fournier (1886), and Clément Marot (1495).