Bernard Palissy

1510 - 1589

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Bernard Palissy (c. 1510 – c. 1589) was a French Huguenot potter, hydraulics engineer and craftsman, famous for having struggled for sixteen years to imitate Chinese porcelain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Palissy has received more than 101,537 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Bernard Palissy is the 2,141st most popular writer (down from 2,000th in 2019), the 2,279th most popular biography from France (down from 2,094th in 2019) and the 300th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Bernard Palissy ranks 2,141 out of 5,794Before him are Leopoldo Alas, Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Nguyễn Du, Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, and Álvaro Mutis. After him are Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Ahmad ibn Arabshah, André Frossard, Antonio Skármeta, Ilse Aichinger, and William Peter Blatty.

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Among people born in 1510, Bernard Palissy ranks 21Before him are Oda Nobuhide, Francesco de' Rossi, Jean Goujon, Antonio de Cabezón, Guillaume Postel, and Ivan Fyodorov. After him are Andrea Schiavone, Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, Alonso Mudarra, Ferenc Dávid, Margaret Paleologa, and Wan Hu. Among people deceased in 1589, Bernard Palissy ranks 9Before him are Christophe Plantin, Jacques Clément, Alessandro Farnese, Benedict the Moor, Johannes Sturm, and Anna Maria of the Palatinate. After him are Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Michael Baius, Heo Nanseolheon, Jurij Dalmatin, and Marcin Kromer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Bernard Palissy ranks 2,279 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Lecocq (1832), Marie-Claire Alain (1926), Alexandre Desplat (1961), Émile Boutroux (1845), Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), and Jean-Féry Rebel (1666). After him are René Pleven (1901), Constance, Duchess of Brittany (1161), André Frossard (1915), Tarrare (1772), André Beauneveu (1330), and Auguste Maquet (1813).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Bernard Palissy ranks 300Before him are Joseph Joffo (1931), Albert Gleizes (1881), Francis Jammes (1868), Paul Morand (1888), Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713), and Paul Hazard (1878). After him are André Frossard (1915), Auguste Maquet (1813), Édouard Drumont (1844), Vladimir Posner (1934), Jean-Baptiste Dubos (1670), and Pierre Lemaitre (1951).