WRITER

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

1657 - 1757

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Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (French: [fɔ̃tənɛl]; 11 February 1657 – 9 January 1757), also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics during the unfolding of the Age of Enlightenment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle has received more than 120,880 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle is the 803rd most popular writer (down from 780th in 2019), the 892nd most popular biography from France (down from 869th in 2019) and the 128th most popular French Writer.

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle is most famous for his work in the field of astronomy. He is best known for his book Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, which was published in 1686.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle ranks 803 out of 5,794Before him are Edgar Wallace, Bacchylides, Corinna, Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, and Stefan George. After him are Publilius Syrus, Kang Youwei, David Irving, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, and Tao Yuanming.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1657, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle ranks 4Before him are Frederick I of Prussia, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, and Emeric Thököly. After him are Sambhaji, Michel Richard Delalande, Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias, Francesco Solimena, Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Guido Starhemberg, and Arai Hakuseki. Among people deceased in 1757, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle ranks 7Before him are Domenico Scarlatti, Osman III, Maria Josepha of Austria, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, and Johann Stamitz. After him are Rosalba Carriera, Robert-François Damiens, 7th Dalai Lama, David Hartley, Siraj ud-Daulah, and Edward Vernon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle ranks 892 out of 5,234Before him are René Coty (1882), Albert Calmette (1863), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Gaston Doumergue (1863), Robert Guérin (1876), and Robert IV of Sablé (1150). After him are Stéphane Audran (1932), Lucien Laurent (1907), Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), and Antoine Bourdelle (1861).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle ranks 128Before him are Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Maurice Denis (1870), Philippe Ariès (1914), Antoine Galland (1646), Georges Bernanos (1888), and Edmond de Goncourt (1822). After him are Heinrich Kramer (1430), Madame de La Fayette (1634), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Jean Anouilh (1910), Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), and Ève Curie (1904).