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 (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), 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 497,046 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Gaston Leroux is the 558th most popular writer (down from 508th in 2019), the 639th most popular biography from France (down from 580th in 2019) and the 100th 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 558 out of 5,794Before him are Patrick Süskind, Harriet Tubman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jacob L. Moreno, Isaac Babel, and Elie Wiesel. After him are Eyvind Johnson, Anton Makarenko, Ludwig Tieck, George R. R. Martin, Longus, and Lion Feuchtwanger.

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Among people born in 1868, Gaston Leroux ranks 21Before him are Peter Behrens, Robert Falcon Scott, Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, and Scott Joplin. After him are Gustav Meyrink, Edmond Rostand, Vittorio Monti, Dietrich Eckart, Felix Hoffmann, and Theodore William Richards. Among people deceased in 1927, Gaston Leroux ranks 8Before him are Svante Arrhenius, Juan Gris, Ferdinand I of Romania, Willem Einthoven, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Carlota of Mexico. After him are Albrecht Kossel, Jerome K. Jerome, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Hugo Ball, Andranik, and Georg Brandes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gaston Leroux ranks 639 out of 5,234Before him are François Guizot (1787), Nicole Oresme (1323), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Lucien Febvre (1878), and Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943). After him are Michel Legrand (1932), Theuderic I (485), Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Marin Marais (1656), and Oenomaus (-105).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Gaston Leroux ranks 100Before him are Georges Perec (1936), Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), William of Rubruck (1220), and Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922). After him are Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Adam de la Halle (1245), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), Edmond Rostand (1868), Antoine François Prévost (1697), and Pierre Loti (1850).