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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 496,400 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Jacques Prévert is the 355th most popular writer (up from 364th in 2019), the 402nd most popular biography from France (down from 399th in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Writer.

Jacques Prévert is most famous for his poems.

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  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.69

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  • 4.23

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Among writers, Jacques Prévert ranks 355 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Éluard, James Fenimore Cooper, Truman Capote, John Keats, Max Brod, and Nâzım Hikmet. After him are Ahmad Yasawi, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jean Genet, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, and Susan Sontag.

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Among people born in 1900, Jacques Prévert ranks 17Before him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Spencer Tracy, Heinrich Müller, Vasily Chuikov, Margaret Mitchell, and Adolf Dassler. After him are Dennis Gabor, Charles Francis Richter, Sándor Márai, Urho Kekkonen, Hans Fritzsche, and Giorgos Seferis. Among people deceased in 1977, Jacques Prévert ranks 10Before him are Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Roberto Rossellini, Ludwig Erhard, and Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk. After him are René Goscinny, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Joan Crawford, Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, and Alexey Stakhanov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Prévert ranks 402 out of 6,011Before him are Eugène François Vidocq (1775), Paul Éluard (1895), Gaspard Monge (1746), Anouk Aimée (1932), Allan Kardec (1804), and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045). After him are Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Margaret of Anjou (1430), Jean Genet (1910), Ambroise Paré (1510), René Goscinny (1926), and André Citroën (1878).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jacques Prévert ranks 61Before him are François Mauriac (1885), Georges Bataille (1897), André Malraux (1901), Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), and Paul Éluard (1895). After him are Jean Genet (1910), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Henri Charrière (1906), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Théophile Gautier (1811), and Auguste Escoffier (1847).