Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

1755 - 1826

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃tɛlm bʁija savaʁɛ̃]; 1 April 1755, Belley, Ain – 2 February 1826, Paris) was a French lawyer and politician, who, as the author of The Physiology of Taste (Physiologie du Goût), gained fame as an epicure and gastronome: "Grimod and Brillat-Savarin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin has received more than 357,156 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is the 669th most popular writer (down from 603rd in 2019), the 750th most popular biography from France (down from 691st in 2019) and the 112th most popular French Writer.

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French lawyer, politician, and writer who is most famous for his work "The Physiology of Taste" in which he discusses the history and philosophy of food.

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Among writers, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ranks 669 out of 5,794Before him are Zhang Sanfeng, Émile Verhaeren, William Saroyan, Max Frisch, Berossus, and Wilbur Smith. After him are Frontinus, Emilio Salgari, Elisabeth of Wied, Marie de France, Su Shi, and Colleen McCullough.

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Among people born in 1755, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ranks 9Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Samuel Hahnemann, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Paul Barras, James Parkinson, and Alexander Hamilton. After him are Georges Couthon, François Joseph Lefebvre, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Anthony of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1826, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ranks 11Before him are Philippe Pinel, René Laennec, Giuseppe Piazzi, John VI of Portugal, Stamford Raffles, and Joseph Proust. After him are Elizabeth Alexeievna, Nikolay Karamzin, Frederica of Baden, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Levin August von Bennigsen.

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Among people born in France, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ranks 750 out of 5,234Before him are Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Maurice Allais (1911), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), and Joseph Proust (1754). After him are Frontinus (30), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), François Jacob (1920), Marie de France (1101), Félix Faure (1841), and Anne Marie d'Orléans (1669).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ranks 112Before him are Pierre Loti (1850), Eugène Sue (1804), Raymond Queneau (1903), Ausonius (310), Jean Froissart (1337), and Bernart de Ventadorn (1135). After him are Frontinus (30), Marie de France (1101), Maurice Blanchot (1907), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Madame Roland (1754), and Pierre Boulle (1912).