Jean Genet

1910 - 1986

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Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)19 December 1910 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. In his early life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later became a writer and playwright. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Genet has received more than 1,097,992 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Genet is the 356th most popular writer (down from 340th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from France (down from 370th in 2019) and the 61st most popular French Writer.

Jean Genet is most famous for his book, "The Thief's Journal," which he wrote about his time in prison.

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Among writers, Jean Genet ranks 356 out of 5,794Before him are Paul Celan, Archilochus, Paul Heyse, W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. After him are Apollonius of Rhodes, Elfriede Jelinek, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur de Gobineau, Einhard, and Ammianus Marcellinus.

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Among people born in 1910, Jean Genet ranks 11Before him are Giuseppe Meazza, Gloria Stuart, Robert K. Merton, Ingrid of Sweden, Django Reinhardt, and Konrad Zuse. After him are Paulette Goddard, Ronald Coase, Walter Schellenberg, Eric Berne, David Niven, and Kurt Meyer. Among people deceased in 1986, Jean Genet ranks 13Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, and Henry Moore. After him are Harold Macmillan, Cliff Burton, Frank Herbert, Benny Goodman, Celâl Bayar, and Urho Kekkonen.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Genet ranks 394 out of 5,234Before him are Théophile Gautier (1811), Édouard Daladier (1884), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Jean Monnet (1888), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), and Letizia Ramolino (1750). After him are Pytheas (-380), Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Alexis Carrel (1873), Dagobert I (611), Marc Bloch (1886), and Jacques Prévert (1900).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Genet ranks 61Before him are François Mauriac (1885), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Gregory of Tours (538), André Malraux (1901), and Théophile Gautier (1811). After him are Arthur de Gobineau (1816), Jacques Prévert (1900), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Auguste Escoffier (1847), and Hector Malot (1830).