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Gaston Leroux

1868 - 1927

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Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1909), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, notably the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaston Leroux has received more than 578,280 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Gaston Leroux is the 488th most popular writer (up from 558th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from France (up from 638th in 2019) and the 86th most popular French Writer.

Gaston Leroux is most famous for writing the novel "The Phantom of the Opera."

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Among writers, Gaston Leroux ranks 488 out of 5,755Before him are Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, Tyrtaeus, Anthony Burgess, Baldassare Castiglione, and Robert A. Heinlein. After him are Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Robert Burns, Kurt Vonnegut, and Milena Jesenská.

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Among people born in 1868, Gaston Leroux ranks 18Before him are Emanuel Lasker, Arnold Sommerfeld, Peter Behrens, Robert Falcon Scott, Gertrude Bell, and Fuad I of Egypt. After him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Theodore William Richards, Dietrich Eckart, Gustav Meyrink, and Vittorio Monti. Among people deceased in 1927, Gaston Leroux ranks 9Before him are Willem Einthoven, Ferdinand I of Romania, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Juan Gris, Carlota of Mexico, and Albrecht Kossel. After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Andranik, Hugo Ball, Kang Youwei, Edward B. Titchener, and Georg Brandes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gaston Leroux ranks 577 out of 6,011Before him are Syagrius (430), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), François Arago (1786), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Paul Dukas (1865), and Roger I of Sicily (1031). After him are Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), René Lacoste (1904), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), and Jacques Monod (1910).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Gaston Leroux ranks 86Before him are Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), René Guénon (1886), Jacques Hébert (1757), Boris Vian (1920), and Jules Michelet (1798). After him are Alfred de Musset (1810), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Héloïse (1101), Henri Barbusse (1873), Gérard de Nerval (1808), and Paul Claudel (1868).