Georges Bernanos

1888 - 1948

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Louis Émile Clément Georges Bernanos (French: [ʒɔʁʒ bɛʁnanɔs]; 20 February 1888 – 5 July 1948) was a French author, and a soldier in World War I. A Roman Catholic with monarchist leanings, he was critical of elitist thought and was opposed to what he identified as defeatism. He believed this had led to France's defeat and eventual occupation by Germany in 1940 during World War II. His two major novels "Sous le soleil de Satan" (1926) and the "Journal d’un curé de campagne" (1936) both revolve around a parish priest who combats evil and despair in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Bernanos has received more than 163,181 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Georges Bernanos is the 778th most popular writer, the 877th most popular biography from France (down from 866th in 2019) and the 126th most popular French Writer.

Georges Bernanos is most famous for his work, The Diary of a Country Priest.

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Among writers, Georges Bernanos ranks 778 out of 5,794Before him are Michael Crichton, Adunis, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Zelda Fitzgerald, Aristarchus of Samothrace, and Samuel Richardson. After him are Ian McEwan, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Tirso de Molina, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Jens Peter Jacobsen, and Franz Grillparzer.

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Among people born in 1888, Georges Bernanos ranks 36Before him are Selman Waksman, Inge Lehmann, Maurice Chevalier, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., and Josef Albers. After him are Ernst Kretschmer, Oskar Schlemmer, Richard E. Byrd, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Carin Göring, and August Kubizek. Among people deceased in 1948, Georges Bernanos ranks 28Before him are Jan Masaryk, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Arthur Liebehenschel, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Theodor Morell, and Zelda Fitzgerald. After him are John J. Pershing, D. W. Griffith, Iwane Matsui, Hugo Boss, Umberto Giordano, and Emil Ludwig.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Bernanos ranks 877 out of 5,234Before him are Alexis Clairaut (1713), Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (1895), Marie Laforêt (1939), Philippe Petit (1949), Auguste Mariette (1821), and Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1778). After him are Hector Guimard (1867), Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092), Ferdinand Cheval (1836), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Pierre Brice (1929), and Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Georges Bernanos ranks 126Before him are Alfred de Vigny (1797), Max Jacob (1876), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Maurice Denis (1870), Philippe Ariès (1914), and Antoine Galland (1646). After him are Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Madame de La Fayette (1634), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), and Jean Anouilh (1910).