Gregory of Tours

538 - 593

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Gregory of Tours (30 November c. 538 – 17 November 594 AD) was a Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours, which made him a leading prelate of the area that had been previously referred to as Gaul by the Romans. He was born Georgius Florentius and later added the name Gregorius in honour of his maternal great-grandfather. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gregory of Tours has received more than 390,894 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Gregory of Tours is the 323rd most popular writer (up from 388th in 2019), the 363rd most popular biography from France (up from 428th in 2019) and the 58th most popular French Writer.

Gregory of Tours is most famous for his Historia Francorum, a history of the Franks.

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Among writers, Gregory of Tours ranks 323 out of 5,794Before him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Wilhelm Grimm, Anna Komnene, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and John Donne. After him are Luigi Pirandello, J. M. Barrie, Pär Lagerkvist, Cassiodorus, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Max Brod.

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Among people born in 538, Gregory of Tours ranks 1After him are Emperor Bidatsu and Zhiyi. Among people deceased in 593, Gregory of Tours ranks 1After him are Garibald I of Bavaria, Ceawlin of Wessex, Creoda of Mercia, Ino Anastasia, and Hussa of Bernicia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gregory of Tours ranks 363 out of 5,234Before him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Carlo Buonaparte (1746), Fernand Léger (1881), Désirée Clary (1777), Raymond Poincaré (1860), and Yves Klein (1928). After him are Pope Innocent V (1225), Theodor Eicke (1892), Anouk Aimée (1932), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Claude Bernard (1813), and Pierre Bayle (1647).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Gregory of Tours ranks 58Before him are Paul Valéry (1871), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), François Mauriac (1885), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934). After him are André Malraux (1901), Théophile Gautier (1811), Jean Genet (1910), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Jacques Prévert (1900), and Alphonse de Lamartine (1790).