Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac

1597 - 1654

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Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (31 May 1597 – 18 February 1654) was a French author, best known for his epistolary essays, which were widely circulated and read in his day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac has received more than 28,739 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac is the 1,809th most popular writer (up from 1,993rd in 2019), the 1,987th most popular biography from France (up from 2,084th in 2019) and the 262nd most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ranks 1,809 out of 5,794Before him are Pir Sultan Abdal, Ybyrai Altynsarin, Marcel Achard, Methodius of Olympus, Philippe Quinault, and Jean Bruller. After him are Horacio Quiroga, Harold Bloom, Theophylact of Ohrid, Corax of Syracuse, Vasily Shukshin, and Alciphron.

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Among people born in 1597, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ranks 9Before him are Giovanni Battista Hodierna, Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg, Martin Opitz, Francesco Barberini, Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, and Honoré II, Prince of Monaco. After him are Justus Sustermans, Vincent Voiture, Salomon de Bray, and Johann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1654, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ranks 11Before him are Paulus Potter, Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Samuel Scheidt, Peter Claver, and İslâm III Giray. After him are Jacques Lemercier, Christian I, Count Palatine of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler, Ole Worm, and John Selden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ranks 1,987 out of 5,234Before him are Alix of France (1151), François-Marie Raoult (1830), Philippe Quinault (1635), Maurice Sarrail (1856), Maurice de Broglie (1875), and Jean Bruller (1902). After him are Jean Behra (1921), François Blondel (1618), Omar Sy (1978), Étienne Méhul (1763), Marguerite Long (1874), and François-Édouard Picot (1786).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac ranks 262Before him are Ernst Robert Curtius (1886), Jean François Paul de Gondi (1613), Jean Raspail (1925), Marcel Achard (1899), Philippe Quinault (1635), and Jean Bruller (1902). After him are Yvan Goll (1891), Jean Chapelain (1595), Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740), Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), François Coppée (1842), and François Pierre La Varenne (1618).