Jean Racine

1639 - 1699

Jean Racine

Jean Racine (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʁasin]), baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Racine has received more than 477,630 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 187th most popular writer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Jean Racine ranks 185 out of 4,883Before him are Coen brothers, Doris Lessing, Nizami Ganjavi, Juvenal, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Karel Čapek. After him are Helena Blavatsky, Constantine VII, Saadi Shirazi, Tomas Tranströmer, J. D. Salinger, and Diogenes Laërtius.

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Among people born in 1639, Jean Racine ranks 1After him are Ivan Mazepa, Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Laura Martinozzi, Gottfried Kirch, and Metacomet. Among people deceased in 1699, Jean Racine ranks 1After him are Christian V of Denmark, Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Henry Every, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Mattia Preti, Hortense Mancini, and Mary Beale.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Racine ranks 206 out of 4,109Before him are Jeanne Calment (1875), Philip Melanchthon (1497), Jacques de Molay (1243), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), and Gilles de Rais (1405). After him are Charlotte Corday (1768), Louis VIII of France (1187), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), François Truffaut (1932), Georges Cuvier (1769), and Guy of Lusignan (1150).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Racine ranks 37Before him are Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Petronius (27), André Breton (1896), and François-René de Chateaubriand (1768). After him are Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Frédéric Mistral (1830), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), and Pierre Corneille (1606).

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