Henri Charrière

1906 - 1973

Henri Charrière

Henri Charrière (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ʁi ʃaʁjɛʁ]; 16 November 1906 – 29 July 1973) was a French writer, convicted as a murderer by the French courts. He wrote the novel Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana. While Charrière claimed that Papillon was largely true, modern researchers believe that much of the book’s material came from other inmates, rather than Charrière himself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Charrière has received more than 1,941,269 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 239th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Henri Charrière ranks 237 out of 4,883Before him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nâzım Hikmet, W. Somerset Maugham, Carlo Goldoni, Philip K. Dick, and Pierre Corneille. After him are Henry Miller, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Martial, Prosper Mérimée, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, and Luís de Camões.

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Among people born in 1906, Henri Charrière ranks 12Before him are Puyi, Aristotle Onassis, Luchino Visconti, Grace Hopper, Kurt Gödel, and Albert Hofmann. After him are Sergei Korolev, Josephine Baker, Roberto Rossellini, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Emmanuel Levinas. Among people deceased in 1973, Henri Charrière ranks 13Before him are Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, İsmet İnönü, and Pearl S. Buck. After him are John Ford, Paavo Nurmi, Walter Ulbricht, Ludwig von Mises, Max Horkheimer, and Abebe Bikila.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Charrière ranks 266 out of 4,109Before him are Gabriel Fauré (1845), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Arsène Wenger (1949), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Vincent de Paul (1581). After him are Chlothar I (498), Berthe Morisot (1841), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Hans Memling (1435), Simone Weil (1909), and Raymond Poincaré (1860).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Henri Charrière ranks 44Before him are Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Frédéric Mistral (1830), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), and Pierre Corneille (1606). After him are Prosper Mérimée (1803), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Antonin Artaud (1896), Alphonse Daudet (1840), and Germaine de Staël (1766).

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