Jean Cocteau

1889 - 1963

Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ moʁis øʒɛn klemɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Cocteau has received more than 1,356,143 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 120th most popular writer.

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  • 78

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  • 3.40

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Among writers, Jean Cocteau ranks 119 out of 4,883Before him are José Saramago, François Villon, Federico García Lorca, Rudyard Kipling, Paul Verlaine, and Apuleius. After him are Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Plautus, Khalil Gibran, Günter Grass, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Among people born in 1889, Jean Cocteau ranks 6Before him are Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and António de Oliveira Salazar. After him are Edwin Hubble, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ante Pavelić, Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Akhmatova, and Arnold J. Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1963, Jean Cocteau ranks 5Before him are John F. Kennedy, Édith Piaf, Pope John XXIII, and Robert Frost. After him are Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Nâzım Hikmet.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Cocteau ranks 130 out of 4,109Before him are Philippe Pétain (1856), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Hugh Capet (940), Paul Verlaine (1844), and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717). After him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Pope Clement V (1264), Jacques Cartier (1491), Saint Sebastian (300), Roman Polanski (1933), and Pope Urban V (1310).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Cocteau ranks 28Before him are André Gide (1869), George Sand (1804), François Rabelais (1494), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), François Villon (1431), and Paul Verlaine (1844). After him are Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Octave Mirbeau (1848), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and Petronius (27).

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