Edmond de Goncourt

1822 - 1896

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Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt (pronounced [ɛdmɔ̃ də ɡɔ̃kuʁ]; 26 May 1822 – 16 July 1896) was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmond de Goncourt has received more than 77,715 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Edmond de Goncourt is the 792nd most popular writer (down from 761st in 2019), the 888th most popular biography from France (down from 851st in 2019) and the 127th most popular French Writer.

Edmond de Goncourt is most famous for his novel "Germinie Lacerteux," which is about a seamstress who falls in love with her boss.

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Among writers, Edmond de Goncourt ranks 792 out of 5,794Before him are James Brendan Connolly, A. A. Milne, Thomas Malory, L. Frank Baum, Arthur Adamov, and Joseph Murphy. After him are Sinclair Lewis, Leconte de Lisle, Clemens Brentano, Felix Salten, Edgar Wallace, and Bacchylides.

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Among people born in 1822, Edmond de Goncourt ranks 14Before him are Frédéric Passy, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. After him are Midhat Pasha, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Adelaide of Austria, Rosa Bonheur, Robert Luther, and Red Cloud. Among people deceased in 1896, Edmond de Goncourt ranks 16Before him are John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, H. H. Holmes, José Rizal, and John Langdon Down. After him are Richard Avenarius, Ivar Aasen, Ambroise Thomas, Louis-Jules Trochu, Frederic Leighton, and Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours.

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In France

Among people born in France, Edmond de Goncourt ranks 888 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Brice (1929), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Charles Nicolle (1866), Christina of Lorraine (1565), René Coty (1882), and Albert Calmette (1863). After him are Gaston Doumergue (1863), Robert Guérin (1876), Robert IV of Sablé (1150), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Stéphane Audran (1932), and Lucien Laurent (1907).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Edmond de Goncourt ranks 127Before him are Max Jacob (1876), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Maurice Denis (1870), Philippe Ariès (1914), Antoine Galland (1646), and Georges Bernanos (1888). After him are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Madame de La Fayette (1634), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Jean Anouilh (1910), and Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780).