Charles Nodier

1780 - 1844

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Jean Charles Emmanuel Nodier (29 April 1780 – 27 January 1844) was a French author and librarian who introduced a younger generation of Romanticists to the conte fantastique, gothic literature, and vampire tales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Nodier has received more than 142,088 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Nodier is the 871st most popular writer (up from 935th in 2019), the 994th most popular biography from France (up from 1,094th in 2019) and the 134th most popular French Writer.

Charles Nodier is most famous for his work in the field of cryptology. He was one of the first to propose a system of cryptography based on polyalphabetic substitution.

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Notable Works

Contes de la veillée
Franciscus Columna
Histoire du Roi de Bohême et de ses sept châteaux
The Luck of the bean-rows
Jean Sbogar
Contes fantastiques


Among writers, Charles Nodier ranks 871 out of 7,302Before him are Aziz Nesin, Wilkie Collins, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Zeami Motokiyo, Aubrey Beardsley, and Nizar Qabbani. After him are Philip Pullman, Gaius Lucilius, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Bernhard Schlink, Wilbur Smith, and Johan Ludvig Runeberg.

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Among people born in 1780, Charles Nodier ranks 7Before him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Carl von Clausewitz, Pauline Bonaparte, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Miloš Obrenović, and Jules de Polignac. After him are Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Ranjit Singh, Jernej Kopitar, Sacagawea, Mary Somerville, and Karl Nesselrode. Among people deceased in 1844, Charles Nodier ranks 11Before him are Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Ivan Krylov, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. After him are Flora Tristan, Ching Shih, Jernej Kopitar, Henri Gatien Bertrand, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Nodier ranks 994 out of 6,770Before him are Étienne Bézout (1730), Augustin Robespierre (1763), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Laurent Blanc (1965), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953). After him are Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802), Michèle Morgan (1920), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Jacques Cassini (1677), and Jacques Hadamard (1865).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Charles Nodier ranks 134Before him are Georges Bernanos (1888), Charles Maurras (1868), Laura de Noves (1310), Juliette Récamier (1777), Jules Renard (1864), and Philippe Ariès (1914). After him are Julien Green (1900), Eugène Scribe (1791), Maurice Druon (1918), Jacques Clément (1567), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), and Pierre Larousse (1817).