Jean Giono

1895 - 1970

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Jean Giono (30 March 1895 – 8 October 1970) was a French writer who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Giono has received more than 257,535 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jean Giono is the 1,078th most popular writer (up from 1,153rd in 2019), the 1,243rd most popular biography from France (up from 1,331st in 2019) and the 163rd most popular French Writer.

Jean Giono is most famous for his novel, The Man Who Planted Trees.

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Notable Works

Jean le Bleu
Un de Baumugnes
Homme qui plantait des arbres
Que ma joie demeure


Among writers, Jean Giono ranks 1,078 out of 7,302Before him are Elsa Morante, Nikolai Leskov, Georg Kaiser, Pu Songling, Charles Péguy, and John Malalas. After him are Alfred Thayer Mahan, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Garcilaso de la Vega, Nikolay Nekrasov, John Berger, and Roberto Bolaño.

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Among people born in 1895, Jean Giono ranks 70Before him are Clara Haskil, B. H. Liddell Hart, Friedrich Jeckeln, Marcel Pagnol, Edna Purviance, and Robert Graves. After him are Ferdinand Čatloš, Wilhelm Gustloff, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Vinoba Bhave, Jack Dempsey, and Walter Dornberger. Among people deceased in 1970, Jean Giono ranks 48Before him are Richard Neutra, Italo Gariboldi, Lázaro Cárdenas, Pedro Cea, B. H. Liddell Hart, and Sonny Liston. After him are Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, E. M. Forster, Lev Kuleshov, Maud Lewis, Erich Heckel, and Elsa Triolet.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Giono ranks 1,243 out of 6,770Before him are René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451), Alexandre de Rhodes (1591), Georges Auric (1899), Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure (1767), Michel Fourniret (1942), and Marie Anne de Mailly (1717). After him are Alain Poher (1909), Gérard Genette (1930), Charles Boyer (1899), Lúcio Costa (1902), Emmanuelle Béart (1963), and Victor Noir (1848).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Giono ranks 163Before him are Michel Tournier (1924), Paul Bourget (1852), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Sonia Rykiel (1930), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), and Charles Péguy (1873). After him are Alain-Fournier (1886), Clément Marot (1495), Michel Butor (1926), Monique Wittig (1935), Léon Bloy (1846), and Antoine François Prévost (1697).