Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

1804 - 1869

Photo of Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Icon of person Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁl oɡystɛ̃ sɛ̃t bœv]; 23 December 1804 – 13 October 1869) was a French literary critic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve has received more than 193,011 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is the 4th most popular critic (down from 3rd in 2019), the 832nd most popular biography from France (down from 802nd in 2019) and the most popular French Critic.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is most famous for his literary criticism.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among critics, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ranks 4 out of 9Before him are John Ruskin, Vladimir Propp, and Vissarion Belinsky. After him are Roger Ebert, Rosalind E. Krauss, Susanna Amatuni, Vincent Canby, and Todd McCarthy.

Most Popular Critics in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1804, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ranks 19Before him are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Owen, Marie Taglioni, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Eugène Sue, and John Deere. After him are Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Carl von Rokitansky, Eduard Mörike, Ludwig von Benedek, and Stephan Endlicher. Among people deceased in 1869, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ranks 7Before him are Franklin Pierce, Hector Berlioz, Alphonse de Lamartine, Ghalib, Allan Kardec, and Jan Evangelista Purkyně. After him are Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant.

Others Born in 1804

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1869

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ranks 832 out of 6,770Before him are Henry II, Count of Champagne (1166), Paul Landowski (1875), Magnentius (303), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), Joscelin I, Count of Edessa (1072), and Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1339). After him are Maurice Denis (1870), Mary of Guise (1515), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Bourvil (1917), Max Jacob (1876), and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755).

Among CRITICS In France

Among critics born in France, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ranks 1