Edmond Rostand

1868 - 1918

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Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (UK: , US: , French: [ɛdmɔ̃ ʁɔstɑ̃]; 1 April 1868 – 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is known best for his 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays contrasted with the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmond Rostand has received more than 569,923 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Edmond Rostand is the 729th most popular writer (down from 634th in 2019), the 879th most popular biography from France (down from 752nd in 2019) and the 120th most popular French Writer.

Edmond Rostand is most famous for writing Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Notable Works

Cyrano de Bergerac
Les romanesques
La Samaritaine
L' aiglon
La Princesse Lointaine


Among writers, Edmond Rostand ranks 729 out of 7,302Before him are Hugo Ball, Longus, Zosimus, Robert E. Howard, Alejo Carpentier, and Christopher Tolkien. After him are Arthur Adamov, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Amin Maalouf, Beatrix Potter, Cao Xueqin, and Walter Raleigh.

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Among people born in 1868, Edmond Rostand ranks 28Before him are Gertrude Bell, Robert Falcon Scott, Dietrich Eckart, August Horch, Felix Hoffmann, and Vittorio Monti. After him are Scott Joplin, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Charles Maurras, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Josephine Bakhita, and Myrtle Corbin. Among people deceased in 1918, Edmond Rostand ranks 32Before him are Niko Pirosmani, Fanny Kaplan, Lavr Kornilov, César Cui, Frederick Trump, and Ferdinand Hodler. After him are Hermann Cohen, Arrigo Boito, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frank Wedekind, Lili Boulanger, and István Tisza.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edmond Rostand ranks 879 out of 6,770Before him are Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Guntram (532), Clotilde of France (1759), Martin Schongauer (1450), Lucien Laurent (1907), and Eleanor of Provence (1223). After him are François Cevert (1944), Jean Rochefort (1930), Alexis Clairaut (1713), Henriette of France (1727), Louis Vuitton (1821), and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Edmond Rostand ranks 120Before him are Max Jacob (1876), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Alfred de Vigny (1797), and Bernart de Ventadorn (1135). After him are Sidonius Apollinaris (430), Pierre Boulle (1912), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Jean Anouilh (1910), and Antoine Galland (1646).