1873 - 1954


Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (French: [kɔ.lɛt]; 28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954), known mononymously as Colette, was a French author and woman of letters. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, and was also known as a mime, actress, and journalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colette has received more than 2,404,039 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 201st most popular writer.

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  • 49

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  • 3.34

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Among writers, Colette ranks 199 out of 4,883Before her are Stéphane Mallarmé, Bram Stoker, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, Orhan Pamuk, and Arthur C. Clarke. After her are Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Tristan Tzara, William Golding, Stanisław Lem, and Quintilian.

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Among people born in 1873, Colette ranks 4Before her are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Enrico Caruso. After her are Konstantin von Neurath, Jules Rimet, Alexis Carrel, Johannes V. Jensen, Thomas Andrews, Karl Schwarzschild, Spyridon Louis, and Henri Barbusse. Among people deceased in 1954, Colette ranks 6Before her are Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Alan Turing, Enrico Fermi, and Heinz Guderian. After her are Robert Capa, Princess Märtha of Sweden, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, André Derain, Getúlio Vargas, and Alcide De Gasperi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Colette ranks 226 out of 4,109Before her are Charles Gounod (1818), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), John II of France (1319), and Pope Leo IX (1002). After her are Georges Clemenceau (1841), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Philip V of France (1293), François Boucher (1703), and Alfred Dreyfus (1859).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Colette ranks 39Before her are Sully Prudhomme (1839), Petronius (27), André Breton (1896), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Jean Racine (1639), and Stéphane Mallarmé (1842). After her are Frédéric Mistral (1830), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Pierre Corneille (1606), Henri Charrière (1906), and Prosper Mérimée (1803).

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