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 319,051 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Edmond Rostand is the 608th most popular writer (up from 662nd in 2019), the 683rd most popular biography from France (up from 727th in 2019) and the 104th most popular French Writer.

Edmond Rostand is most famous for writing Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Among writers, Edmond Rostand ranks 608 out of 5,794Before him are Juan Ramón Jiménez, Bai Juyi, Gaius Julius Hyginus, Stieg Larsson, Karl Kraus, and Alessandro Manzoni. After him are Klaus Mann, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Alfred Döblin, Osip Mandelstam, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, and Patricia Highsmith.

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Among people born in 1868, Edmond Rostand ranks 23Before him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Scott Joplin, Gaston Leroux, and Gustav Meyrink. After him are Vittorio Monti, Dietrich Eckart, Felix Hoffmann, Theodore William Richards, Huo Yuanjia, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Among people deceased in 1918, Edmond Rostand ranks 28Before him are Georgi Plekhanov, César Cui, Lavr Kornilov, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, Roland Garros, and Fanny Kaplan. After him are Ferdinand Hodler, Niko Pirosmani, Frank Wedekind, Arrigo Boito, Hermann Cohen, and Frederick Trump.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edmond Rostand ranks 683 out of 5,234Before him are Éliphas Lévi (1810), Louis Malle (1932), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Claude of France (1547), France Gall (1947), and Clotilde (475). After him are Robert Bresson (1901), Anne of Foix-Candale (1484), Catherine of Valois (1401), Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (1847), René Clair (1898), and Chlodomer (495).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Edmond Rostand ranks 104Before him are William of Rubruck (1220), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Gaston Leroux (1868), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Adam de la Halle (1245), and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741). After him are Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Loti (1850), Eugène Sue (1804), Raymond Queneau (1903), Ausonius (310), and Jean Froissart (1337).