Blaise Cendrars

1887 - 1961

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Frédéric-Louis Sauser (1 September 1887 – 21 January 1961), better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss-born novelist and poet who became a naturalized French citizen in 1916. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blaise Cendrars has received more than 192,998 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Blaise Cendrars is the 1,155th most popular writer (up from 1,157th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 108th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Swiss Writer.

Blaise Cendrars is most famous for being a poet and novelist. He wrote "La prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France" which is a collection of poems about a train journey from Moscow to Beijing.

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Among writers, Blaise Cendrars ranks 1,155 out of 5,794Before him are Bernardino de Sahagún, Charles Péguy, Pierre Larousse, Michel Verne, Anton Praetorius, and Ivan Cankar. After him are Jan Guillou, Chinua Achebe, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Ugo Foscolo, Alcman, and Aksel Sandemose.

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Among people born in 1887, Blaise Cendrars ranks 56Before him are Ernst Hanfstaengl, Arnold Zweig, Emilio Mola, James Paul Moody, Frederick Fleet, and Mitsuru Ushijima. After him are Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, Conrad Hilton, Raoul Walsh, René Spitz, Paul Wittgenstein, and Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni. Among people deceased in 1961, Blaise Cendrars ranks 24Before him are Dashiell Hammett, Paul Landowski, Eero Saarinen, Otto Loewi, Maria of Yugoslavia, and Luigi Einaudi. After him are Paul Wittgenstein, Karl Korsch, Wolfgang von Trips, Lee de Forest, Akiba Rubinstein, and Margherita Sarfatti.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Blaise Cendrars ranks 110 out of 749Before him are Gottfried Keller (1819), Richard R. Ernst (1933), Louis Chevrolet (1878), Germain Henri Hess (1802), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), and Albert Anker (1831). After him are Simonetta Sommaruga (1960), Paul Guldin (1577), Jakob Steiner (1796), Jacob Sprenger (1435), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Blaise Cendrars ranks 12Before him are Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), and Gottfried Keller (1819). After him are Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Rodolphe Töpffer (1799).