Frédéric Mistral

1830 - 1914

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Joseph Étienne Frédéric Mistral (French: [mistʁal]; Occitan: Josèp Estève Frederic Mistral, 8 September 1830 – 25 March 1914) was an Occitan writer and lexicographer of the Provençal form of the language. He received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frédéric Mistral has received more than 196,151 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Frédéric Mistral is the 237th most popular writer (up from 259th in 2019), the 283rd most popular biography from France (up from 300th in 2019) and the 44th most popular French Writer.

Frederic Mistral is most famous for writing the poem "Mirèio" and for being the founder of the Provençal language.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 71.71

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  • 100

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Memoirs of Mistral
Pouèmo dóu Rose
Translations into French, Occitan poetry, Poetry
Mémoires et récits
Mistral, Frédéric, 1830-1914 -- Childhood and youth., Félibrige., Poets, Occitan -- 19th century -- Biography.

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Over the past year Frédéric Mistral has had the most page views in the with 67,138 views, followed by English (24,436), and Spanish (13,770). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (148.95%), Hindi (124.30%), and Kazakh (107.22%)


Among writers, Frédéric Mistral ranks 237 out of 7,302Before him are Shams Tabrizi, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Jaroslav Hašek, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. After him are Isabel Allende, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, Fuzûlî, Robert Musil, and John Milton.

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Among people born in 1830, Frédéric Mistral ranks 6Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Camille Pissarro, Isabella II of Spain, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, and Abdülaziz. After him are Paul Heyse, Emily Dickinson, Hector Malot, Porfirio Díaz, Isma'il Pasha, and Julius Lothar Meyer. Among people deceased in 1914, Frédéric Mistral ranks 5Before him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pope Pius X, Charles Albert Gobat, and Bertha von Suttner. After him are Charles Sanders Peirce, Paul Heyse, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, George Westinghouse, Carol I of Romania, Georg Trakl, and Jean Jaurès.

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In France

Among people born in France, Frédéric Mistral ranks 283 out of 6,770Before him are Prosper Mérimée (1803), Philip the Good (1396), Paul Signac (1863), Charlotte Corday (1768), Gilles de Rais (1405), and Baldwin I of Jerusalem (1058). After him are Désirée Clary (1777), Pope Sylvester II (938), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Francis de Sales (1567), Mireille Mathieu (1946), and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Frédéric Mistral ranks 44Before him are André Breton (1896), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Maurice Leblanc (1864), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Prosper Mérimée (1803). After him are J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Germaine de Staël (1766), François Mauriac (1885), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), and Alphonse Daudet (1840).