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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 235,109 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Blaise Cendrars is the 1,259th most popular writer (down from 1,155th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 110th in 2019) and the 13th 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 1,259 out of 5,755Before him are Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, Georgi Markov, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Arnold Zweig, Régis Debray, and B. K. S. Iyengar. After him are Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Antoine de Montchrestien, Hugo Gernsback, Odo of Cluny, Rudolf Erich Raspe, and Lu Yu.

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Among people born in 1887, Blaise Cendrars ranks 66Before him are Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Paul Wittgenstein, Conrad Hilton, Mamoru Shigemitsu, and Arnold Zweig. After him are Savielly Tartakower, Raoul Walsh, Jack Phillips, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Hugo Steinhaus, and René Spitz. Among people deceased in 1961, Blaise Cendrars ranks 29Before him are Eero Saarinen, Luigi Einaudi, Akiba Rubinstein, Wolfgang von Trips, Paul Wittgenstein, and Lee de Forest. After him are Arthur Drewry, Karl Korsch, Mukhtar Auezov, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Maria Valtorta, and Margherita Sarfatti.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Blaise Cendrars ranks 125 out of 876Before him are Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Jacob Sprenger (1435), Mario Adorf (1930), Matthäus Merian (1593), Carla Del Ponte (1947), and Marthe Keller (1945). After him are Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (1773), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Ernest Bloch (1880), Frank Martin (1890), and Guy Parmelin (1959).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Blaise Cendrars ranks 13Before him are Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Gottfried Keller (1819). After him are Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Alfonsina Storni (1892), Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), and Notker the Stammerer (840).