Jacques Prévert

1900 - 1977

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Jacques Prévert (French: [ʒak pʁevɛʁ]; 4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. His best-regarded films formed part of the poetic realist movement, and include Les Enfants du Paradis (1945). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Prévert has received more than 427,672 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Jacques Prévert is the 364th most popular writer (up from 369th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from France (up from 412th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular French Writer.

Jacques Prévert is most famous for his poems.

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Among writers, Jacques Prévert ranks 364 out of 5,794Before him are Elfriede Jelinek, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur de Gobineau, Einhard, Ammianus Marcellinus, and Callimachus. After him are Shams Tabrizi, Alphonse de Lamartine, Mikhail Sholokhov, John Galsworthy, Heinrich Mann, and Joseph Roth.

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Among people born in 1900, Jacques Prévert ranks 17Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Charles Francis Richter, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Spencer Tracy, Vasily Chuikov, and Margaret Mitchell. After him are Heinrich Müller, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Thomas Wolfe, Hans Fritzsche, and Hans Adolf Krebs. Among people deceased in 1977, Jacques Prévert ranks 11Before him are Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, René Goscinny, Ludwig Erhard, and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk. After him are Alexey Stakhanov, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Makarios III, Kurt Schuschnigg, Anaïs Nin, and Howard Hawks.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Prévert ranks 400 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Genet (1910), Pytheas (-380), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Alexis Carrel (1873), Dagobert I (611), and Marc Bloch (1886). After him are Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Alfred Binet (1857), Odilon Redon (1840), Robert Campin (1375), and François-Noël Babeuf (1760).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jacques Prévert ranks 63Before him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Gregory of Tours (538), André Malraux (1901), Théophile Gautier (1811), Jean Genet (1910), and Arthur de Gobineau (1816). After him are Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Auguste Escoffier (1847), Hector Malot (1830), Patrick Modiano (1945), and Paul Éluard (1895).