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Jules Michelet

1798 - 1874

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Jules Michelet (French: [ʒyl miʃlɛ]; 21 August 1798 – 9 February 1874) was a French historian and writer. He is best known for his multivolume work Histoire de France (History of France), which traces the history of France from the earliest times to the French Revolution. He is considered one of the founders of modern historiography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Michelet has received more than 374,048 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jules Michelet is the 476th most popular writer (up from 494th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from France (down from 561st in 2019) and the 85th most popular French Writer.

Jules Michelet is most famous for his book "The History of France" which he wrote in the 1800s. The book covers the history of France from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution.

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Among writers, Jules Michelet ranks 476 out of 5,755Before him are Jacques Hébert, Grazia Deledda, William Makepeace Thackeray, Octavio Paz, Boris Vian, and Savitribai Phule. After him are William S. Burroughs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, D. H. Lawrence, Statius, Ellen G. White, and Harold Pinter.

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Among people born in 1798, Jules Michelet ranks 6Before him are Auguste Comte, Eugène Delacroix, Adam Mickiewicz, Pedro I of Brazil, and Alexandra Feodorovna. After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia, Giacomo Leopardi, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Archduchess Clementina of Austria, and František Palacký. Among people deceased in 1874, Jules Michelet ranks 3Before him are Millard Fillmore and Anders Jonas Ångström. After him are Adolphe Quetelet, François Guizot, David Strauss, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Johann Philipp Reis, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Cochise, and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Michelet ranks 567 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Hébert (1757), Marie Tussaud (1761), Gaston Bachelard (1884), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), and Boris Vian (1920). After him are Richard Clayderman (1953), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Peter the Hermit (1050), Syagrius (430), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), and François Arago (1786).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jules Michelet ranks 85Before him are William of Rubruck (1220), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), René Guénon (1886), Jacques Hébert (1757), and Boris Vian (1920). After him are Gaston Leroux (1868), Alfred de Musset (1810), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Héloïse (1101), Henri Barbusse (1873), and Gérard de Nerval (1808).