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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 117,242 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Nodier is the 942nd most popular writer (up from 991st in 2019), the 1,097th most popular biography from France (up from 1,116th in 2019) and the 147th 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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Among writers, Charles Nodier ranks 942 out of 5,755Before him are Thietmar of Merseburg, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Ahmad Khani, Ivan Gundulić, Jan Potocki, and Felix Salten. After him are Ahmed Deedat, Vinicius de Moraes, Marshall Rosenberg, Tannhäuser, Taha Hussein, and John Fowles.

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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, Sacagawea, Jernej Kopitar, Ranjit Singh, Mary Somerville, and Karl Nesselrode. Among people deceased in 1844, Charles Nodier ranks 12Before him are Bertel Thorvaldsen, Joseph Smith, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ivan Krylov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, and Ching Shih. After him are Flora Tristan, Jernej Kopitar, Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Henri Gatien Bertrand, and Princess Cecilia of Sweden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Nodier ranks 1,097 out of 6,011Before him are Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838). After him are Manu Chao (1961), Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (1772), Pierre d'Ailly (1350), William of Gellone (750), Claudette Colbert (1903), and Hugh of Italy (880).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Charles Nodier ranks 147Before him are Madame de La Fayette (1634), Georges Bernanos (1888), André Bazin (1918), Jules Renard (1864), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838). After him are Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), Paulinus of Nola (354), Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), Nicolas Chamfort (1741), and Johannes Tauler (1300).