WRITER

Georges Simenon

1903 - 1989

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Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (French: [ʒɔʁʒ simnɔ̃]; 13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Simenon has received more than 770,423 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Georges Simenon is the 185th most popular writer (down from 145th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Writer.

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  • 71

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  • 3.33

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Georges Simenon ranks 185 out of 5,794. Before him are Naguib Mahfouz, John Milton, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, John the Evangelist, Diogenes Laërtius, and Khalil Gibran. After him are Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, and Tristan Tzara.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1903, Georges Simenon ranks 6Before him are George Orwell, John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, and Aram Khachaturian. After him are Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Among people deceased in 1989, Georges Simenon ranks 10Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Samuel Beckett, Sergio Leone, Konrad Lorenz, Ted Bundy, and Herbert von Karajan. After him are Andrei Sakharov, Elena Ceaușescu, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Laurence Olivier, Lee Van Cleef, and Osamu Tezuka.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Georges Simenon ranks 18 out of 899. Before him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Philip I of Castile (1478), Frans Hals (1582), and Albert II of Belgium (1934). After him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Georges Lemaître (1894), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), and Mary of Hungary (1505).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Georges Simenon ranks 2Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862). After him are Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Julio Cortázar (1914), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Marguerite Porete (1250), Laura Marx (1845), Henri Michaux (1899), Victor Serge (1890), Hugo Claus (1929), and Georges Rodenbach (1855).