Joachim du Bellay

1522 - 1560

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Joachim du Bellay (also Joachim Du Bellay; French: [ʒoaʃɛ̃ dy bɛlɛ]; c. 1522 – 1 January 1560) was a French poet, critic, and a founder of the Pléiade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim du Bellay has received more than 126,934 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Joachim du Bellay is the 1,022nd most popular writer (up from 1,070th in 2019), the 1,161st most popular biography from France (up from 1,198th in 2019) and the 158th most popular French Writer.

Joachim du Bellay is most famous for his work "Defense and Illustration of the French Language" in which he argued for the superiority of the French language and its literature.

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Among writers, Joachim du Bellay ranks 1,022 out of 5,794Before him are Kassia, Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, and D. T. Suzuki. After him are Ernst Barlach, Sherwood Anderson, Herodian, Basava, Assia Djebar, and Dionysius Thrax.

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Among people born in 1522, Joachim du Bellay ranks 9Before him are Margaret of Parma, Lodovico Ferrari, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Eleanor of Toledo, Sen no Rikyū, and Ulisse Aldrovandi. After him are Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Dirck Coornhert. Among people deceased in 1560, Joachim du Bellay ranks 8Before him are Gustav I of Sweden, Philip Melanchthon, Andrea Doria, Mary of Guise, Anastasia Romanovna, and Bartolommeo Bandinelli. After him are Imagawa Yoshimoto, Nicolas Gombert, Domingo de Soto, Melchor Cano, and Jan Łaski.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joachim du Bellay ranks 1,161 out of 5,234Before him are André Maginot (1877), Gérard Genette (1930), Marion Cotillard (1975), Marie Angélique de Scorailles (1661), Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (1460), and Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945). After him are Augustin Robespierre (1763), Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy (1756), Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona (1082), André-Hercule de Fleury (1653), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), and Claude Louis Hector de Villars (1653).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Joachim du Bellay ranks 158Before him are Charles Nodier (1780), Paulinus of Nola (354), Marcel Pagnol (1895), Julien Green (1900), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838). After 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).