François Rabelais

1494 - 1553

François Rabelais

François Rabelais (UK: RAB-ə-lay, US: -⁠LAY, French: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁablɛ]; born between 1483 and 1494; died 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes, and songs. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics consider him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Rabelais has received more than 893,060 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 107th most popular writer.

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Among writers, François Rabelais ranks 106 out of 4,883Before him are Vladimir Nabokov, André Gide, John Steinbeck, George Sand, Theodor Herzl, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are Paulo Coelho, Václav Havel, Kālidāsa, Hafez, Alexandre Dumas fils, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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Among people born in 1494, François Rabelais ranks 3Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent and Francis I of France. After him are Georgius Agricola, Fuzûlî, Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Rosso Fiorentino, Jean Parisot de Valette, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, and Hans Sachs. Among people deceased in 1553, François Rabelais ranks 1After him are Şehzade Mustafa, Edward VI of England, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Michael Servetus, Şehzade Cihangir, Pedro de Valdivia, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Girolamo Fracastoro, John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and Erasmus Reinhold.

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In France

Among people born in France, François Rabelais ranks 106 out of 4,109Before him are Madame de Pompadour (1721), André Gide (1869), Louis XVII of France (1785), George Sand (1804), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Louis Philippe I (1773). After him are Georges Danton (1759), Philip II of France (1165), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Louis XI of France (1423), Charles VII of France (1403), and Jacques Lacan (1901).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, François Rabelais ranks 24Before him are Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Romain Rolland (1866), Anatole France (1844), André Gide (1869), and George Sand (1804). After him are Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), François Villon (1431), Paul Verlaine (1844), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), and Octave Mirbeau (1848).

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