Jules Renard

1864 - 1910

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Pierre-Jules Renard (pronounced [pjɛʁ ʒyl ʁənaʁ]; 22 February 1864 – 22 May 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de carotte (Carrot Top, 1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Nature Stories, 1896). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Renard has received more than 158,249 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jules Renard is the 850th most popular writer (up from 923rd in 2019), the 980th most popular biography from France (up from 1,086th in 2019) and the 132nd most popular French Writer.

Jules Renard is most famous for his work as a novelist, poet, and journalist. He was born in 1864 in the town of Semur-en-Auxois, France. He studied law at the University of Paris and later became a journalist. He was a contributor to Le Figaro, Le Gaulois, and L'Echo de Paris. He died in 1910.

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Notable Works

L' écornifleur
Poil de carotte
Histoires naturelles
Journal, 1887-1910
Literary Criticism


Among writers, Jules Renard ranks 850 out of 7,302Before him are Robert van Gulik, Heliodorus of Emesa, Juliette Récamier, Varlam Shalamov, W. H. Auden, and Stesichorus. After him are Frank Wedekind, Ahmed Deedat, Vicente Aleixandre, Meša Selimović, Philippe Ariès, and Jan Neruda.

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Among people born in 1864, Jules Renard ranks 20Before him are Alfred Hermann Fried, Dmitri Ivanovsky, Rudolf Kjellén, Heinrich Wölfflin, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. After him are Frank Wedekind, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Branislav Nušić, Yun Chi-ho, and Princess Zorka of Montenegro. Among people deceased in 1910, Jules Renard ranks 21Before him are Johann Gottfried Galle, Luigi Lucheni, Léon Walras, Huo Yuanjia, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Giovanni Schiaparelli. After him are Pauline Viardot, An Jung-geun, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Karl Lueger, William Holman Hunt, and Albert Anker.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Renard ranks 980 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Janet (1859), Gaston Maspero (1846), Juliette Récamier (1777), Alain Touraine (1925), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), and Catherine of Valois (1401). After him are Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), Henri Giraud (1879), Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), and Philippe Ariès (1914).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jules Renard ranks 132Before him are Antoine Galland (1646), Theodore Beza (1519), Georges Bernanos (1888), Charles Maurras (1868), Laura de Noves (1310), and Juliette Récamier (1777). After him are Philippe Ariès (1914), Charles Nodier (1780), Julien Green (1900), Eugène Scribe (1791), Maurice Druon (1918), and Jacques Clément (1567).