Charles Maurras

1868 - 1952

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Charles-Marie-Photius Maurras (; French: [ʃaʁl moʁas]; 20 April 1868 – 16 November 1952) was a French author, politician, poet, and critic. He was an organizer and principal philosopher of Action Française, a political movement that is monarchist, anti-parliamentarist, and counter-revolutionary. Maurras also held anti-communist, anti-Masonic, anti-Protestant, and antisemitic views, while being highly critical of Nazism, referring to it as "stupidity". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Maurras has received more than 648,126 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Charles Maurras is the 816th most popular writer (up from 898th in 2019), the 947th most popular biography from France (up from 1,059th in 2019) and the 129th most popular French Writer.

Charles Maurras was a French writer and politician who is most famous for his nationalist, monarchist, anti-Semitic, and anti-communist views.

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Les amants de Venise
Le chemin de paradis
Romantisme et révolution
L' avenir de l'intelligence
Pages litteraires choisies, contes philosophiques, poemes, critique litteraire, voyages, philosophique generale


Among writers, Charles Maurras ranks 816 out of 7,302Before him are Max Frisch, Dobrica Ćosić, John le Carré, Basava, Odysseas Elytis, and Danilo Kiš. After him are Tony Buzan, Jerome K. Jerome, Edgar Wallace, Ban Gu, Theodor Fontane, and Ahmad Khani.

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Among people born in 1868, Charles Maurras ranks 31Before him are August Horch, Felix Hoffmann, Vittorio Monti, Edmond Rostand, Scott Joplin, and Henrietta Swan Leavitt. After him are Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Josephine Bakhita, Myrtle Corbin, Stefan George, La Belle Otero, and Alexandra David-Néel. Among people deceased in 1952, Charles Maurras ranks 26Before him are Ferenc Molnár, Paramahansa Yogananda, Hattie McDaniel, Robert Guérin, Jürgen Stroop, and Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. After him are George Santayana, Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Charles Scott Sherrington, Rudolf Slánský, and Charles Lightoller.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Maurras ranks 947 out of 6,770Before him are Carole Bouquet (1957), Jacques Perrin (1941), Philippe de Vitry (1291), Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut (1401), Martin Bucer (1491), and Jeanne Baret (1740). After him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Horace Vernet (1789), Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), and Guillaume de Nogaret (1260).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Charles Maurras ranks 129Before him are Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Jean Anouilh (1910), Antoine Galland (1646), Theodore Beza (1519), and Georges Bernanos (1888). After him are Laura de Noves (1310), Juliette Récamier (1777), Jules Renard (1864), Philippe Ariès (1914), Charles Nodier (1780), and Julien Green (1900).