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 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 188,103 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Georges Bernanos is the 914th most popular writer (down from 778th in 2019), the 1,074th most popular biography from France (down from 874th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular Writer.

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

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Among writers, Georges Bernanos ranks 914 out of 5,755Before him are Noah Gordon, Aziz Nesin, Gregory Skovoroda, Robert van Gulik, Madame de La Fayette, and Marie d'Agoult. After him are Quintus Tullius Cicero, Panait Istrati, Silius Italicus, Christoph Martin Wieland, Fatema Mernissi, and Tao Yuanming.

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Among people born in 1888, Georges Bernanos ranks 41Before him are Josef Albers, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Carin Göring, Ossip Zadkine, Richard E. Byrd, and Ernst Kretschmer. After him are Oskar Schlemmer, Katherine Mansfield, Ernst Heinkel, Irving Berlin, Fritz Klein, and Max Steiner. Among people deceased in 1948, Georges Bernanos ranks 33Before him are John J. Pershing, Umberto Giordano, Hugo Boss, Iwane Matsui, D. W. Griffith, and Tamam Shud case. After him are Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Zelda Fitzgerald, Waldemar Hoven, Yoshiko Kawashima, Emil Ludwig, and Kantarō Suzuki.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Bernanos ranks 1,074 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Rivette (1928), François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), Lucile Randon (1904), La Hire (1390), and Henry, Count of Portugal (1066). After him are Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Jan Gossaert (1478), Georges Picquart (1854), André Bazin (1918), Jean Gerson (1363), and Alice Prin (1901).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Georges Bernanos ranks 142Before him are Eugène Scribe (1791), Jacques Clément (1567), Bertran de Born (1140), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Charles Maurras (1868), and Madame de La Fayette (1634). After him are André Bazin (1918), Jules Renard (1864), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Charles Nodier (1780), and Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737).