George Steiner

1929 - 2020

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Francis George Steiner, FBA (April 23, 1929 – February 3, 2020) was a Franco-American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He wrote extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust. An article in The Guardian described Steiner as a "polyglot and polymath".Among his admirers, Steiner is ranked "among the great minds in today's literary world". English novelist A. S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Steiner has received more than 442,996 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). George Steiner is the 503rd most popular writer (up from 1,033rd in 2019), the 570th most popular biography from France (up from 1,169th in 2019) and the 88th most popular French Writer.

George Steiner is most famous for his book "Language and Silence" which discusses the relationship between language and silence.

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  • 34

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  • 2.29

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Among writers, George Steiner ranks 503 out of 5,794Before him are Allen Ginsberg, D. H. Lawrence, Octavio Paz, Muhammad Iqbal, Frank Herbert, and Ellen G. White. After him are Giorgos Seferis, Héloïse, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Vasily Grossman, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue.

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Among people born in 1929, George Steiner ranks 30Before him are Tigran Petrosian, Sándor Kocsis, Yayoi Kusama, Chet Baker, Mohamed Al-Fayed, and Hafizullah Amin. After him are Djalma Santos, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill, Francis Gary Powers, and Murray Gell-Mann. Among people deceased in 2020, George Steiner ranks 25Before him are Katherine Johnson, Stanley Cohen, Mary Higgins Clark, Qasem Soleimani, Lee Teng-hui, and Tabaré Vázquez. After him are Geert Hofstede, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Joel Schumacher, Oliver E. Williamson, Kenny Rogers, and Stirling Moss.

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In France

Among people born in France, George Steiner ranks 570 out of 5,234Before him are Pauline Bonaparte (1780), René of Anjou (1409), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Emmanuel Macron (1977), Ansgar (801), and Léon Blum (1872). After him are Héloïse (1101), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean Lannes (1769), Childebert I (497), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), and Joan II of Navarre (1311).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, George Steiner ranks 88Before him are J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Louis Aragon (1897), Gérard de Nerval (1808), Anaïs Nin (1903), Boris Vian (1920), and Jules Michelet (1798). After him are Héloïse (1101), Camille Flammarion (1842), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), René Guénon (1886), Paul Claudel (1868), and Georges Perec (1936).