Gustave Flaubert

1821 - 1880

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Gustave Flaubert (UK: FLOH-bair, US: floh-BAIR, French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; 12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. According to the literary theorist Kornelije Kvas, "in Flaubert, realism strives for formal perfection, so the presentation of reality tends to be neutral, emphasizing the values and importance of style as an objective method of presenting reality". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustave Flaubert has received more than 1,288,826 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Gustave Flaubert is the 58th most popular writer (up from 66th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from France (up from 59th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Writer.

Gustave Flaubert is most famous for his novels Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education.

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Among writers, Gustave Flaubert ranks 58 out of 5,794Before him are Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, and Nikolai Gogol. After him are Stefan Zweig, Sappho, Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, and Aeschylus.

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Among people born in 1821, Gustave Flaubert ranks 3Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky and Charles Baudelaire. After him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, Richard Francis Burton, Lola Montez, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, and Elizabeth Blackwell. Among people deceased in 1880, Gustave Flaubert ranks 1After him are Jacques Offenbach, Maria Alexandrovna, George Eliot, Paul Broca, Henryk Wieniawski, William Lassell, Ned Kelly, Emperor Norton, Anselm Feuerbach, Ole Bull, and Michel Chasles.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gustave Flaubert ranks 49 out of 5,234Before him are Édouard Manet (1832), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Claude Debussy (1862), Claudius (-10), and Michel de Montaigne (1533). After him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Edgar Degas (1834).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Gustave Flaubert ranks 15Before him are Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Charles Baudelaire (1821). After him are Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Charles Perrault (1628), Romain Rolland (1866), Marquis de Sade (1740), Guy de Maupassant (1850), and Octave Mirbeau (1848).