Jean Giono

1895 - 1970

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Jean Giono (30 March 1895 – 8 October 1970) was a French author 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 169,558 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jean Giono is the 1,115th most popular writer (up from 1,117th in 2019), the 1,239th most popular biography from France (up from 1,248th in 2019) and the 165th most popular French Writer.

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

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Among writers, Jean Giono ranks 1,115 out of 5,794Before him are Yosa Buson, Bulat Okudzhava, Ibn Khallikan, Sam Shepard, Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Poul Anderson. After him are Joseph Karo, Ľudovít Štúr, Danielle Steel, Lü Dongbin, James Baldwin, and Saint Gall.

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Among people born in 1895, Jean Giono ranks 72Before him are Edna Purviance, Ferdinand Čatloš, Clara Haskil, André Frédéric Cournand, Walter Dornberger, and B. H. Liddell Hart. After him are Jack Dempsey, Friedrich Jeckeln, Wilhelm Gustloff, Lin Yutang, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, and Kiril, Prince of Preslav. Among people deceased in 1970, Jean Giono ranks 52Before him are Władysław Anders, Lev Kuleshov, Sonny Liston, Erich Heckel, Kiyoo Kanda, and B. H. Liddell Hart. After him are Francis Peyton Rous, Tarjei Vesaas, Barnett Newman, Nikolay Shvernik, Pedro Cea, and Richard Neutra.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Giono ranks 1,239 out of 5,234Before him are René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451), Aimé Bonpland (1773), Jean-Pierre Papin (1963), Rosa Bonheur (1822), Marie Laurencin (1883), and Charles Boyer (1899). After him are Jules de Polignac (1780), Michel Hidalgo (1933), Vincent d'Indy (1851), Roger Etchegaray (1922), Georges Duby (1919), and Antipope Gregory VIII (1100).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Giono ranks 165Before him are Clément Marot (1495), Roger Caillois (1913), Bertran de Born (1140), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Raymond Radiguet (1903), and B. H. Liddell Hart (1895). After him are Léon Bloy (1846), Adalberon (947), Michel Butor (1926), Charles Péguy (1873), Pierre Larousse (1817), and Michel Verne (1861).