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 192,035 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Camille Flammarion is the 508th most popular writer (down from 477th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from France (down from 546th in 2019) and the 90th 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 508 out of 5,794Before him are Ellen G. White, George Steiner, Giorgos Seferis, Héloïse, Abai Qunanbaiuly, and Vasily Grossman. After him are Paul Lafargue, José Martí, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harper Lee, Philip Larkin, and Marina Tsvetaeva.

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Among people born in 1842, Camille Flammarion ranks 10Before him are Peter Kropotkin, Alfred Marshall, Jules Massenet, Karl May, Josef Breuer, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh. After him are Paul Lafargue, Dominic Savio, Ambrose Bierce, Osborne Reynolds, Georg Brandes, and Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria. Among people deceased in 1925, Camille Flammarion ranks 15Before him are Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, Mikhail Frunze, Felix Klein, and Georgy Lvov. After him are Wong Fei-hung, Alexander Friedmann, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, and Johann Palisa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Camille Flammarion ranks 577 out of 5,234Before him are Héloïse (1101), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean Lannes (1769), Childebert I (497), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), and Joan II of Navarre (1311). After him are Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Victor Grignard (1871), Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), and Léon Walras (1834).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Camille Flammarion ranks 90Before him are Gérard de Nerval (1808), Anaïs Nin (1903), Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), George Steiner (1929), and Héloïse (1101). After him are Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), René Guénon (1886), Paul Claudel (1868), Georges Perec (1936), Bernard Gui (1261), and Alfred Jarry (1873).