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Camille Flammarion

1842 - 1925

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Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (French: [nikɔla kamij flamaʁjɔ̃]; 26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author. He was a prolific author of more than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, several notable early science fiction novels, and works on psychical research and related topics. He also published the magazine L'Astronomie, starting in 1882. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camille Flammarion has received more than 251,555 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Camille Flammarion is the 536th most popular writer (down from 508th in 2019), the 627th most popular biography from France (down from 576th in 2019) and the 93rd most popular French Writer.

Camille Flammarion is most famous for his popularizing the idea of intelligent life on other planets.

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Among writers, Camille Flammarion ranks 536 out of 5,755Before him are T. S. Eliot, Paul Claudel, Muhammad Iqbal, José Martí, Premchand, and Patrick Süskind. After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Washington Irving, Eugene O'Neill, Erich Kästner, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Ivan Bunin.

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Among people born in 1842, Camille Flammarion ranks 11Before him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Jules Massenet, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Karl May, Dominic Savio, and Josef Breuer. After him are Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, James Dewar, Arrigo Boito, Ambrose Bierce, and Hermann Cohen. Among people deceased in 1925, Camille Flammarion ranks 15Before him are Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, Josef Breuer, Mikhail Frunze, and Alexander Friedmann. After him are Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Percy Fawcett, Wong Fei-hung, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Władysław Reymont, and Johann Palisa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Camille Flammarion ranks 627 out of 6,011Before him are Léonin (1135), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Juliette Gréco (1927), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), and René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683). After him are Catherine of Valois (1401), François Mansart (1598), Jacques Maritain (1882), Maurice Béjart (1927), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), and Marie-Antoine Carême (1784).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Camille Flammarion ranks 93Before him are Alfred de Musset (1810), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Héloïse (1101), Henri Barbusse (1873), Gérard de Nerval (1808), and Paul Claudel (1868). After him are Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Alfred Jarry (1873), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Bernard Gui (1261), Ausonius (310), and Eugène Sue (1804).