Jules Romains

1885 - 1972

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Jules Romains, born Louis Henri Jean Farigoule (26 August 1885 – 14 August 1972), was a French poet and writer and the founder of the Unanimism literary movement. His works include the play Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine, and a cycle of works called Les Hommes de bonne volonté (Men of Good Will). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Romains has received more than 96,814 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jules Romains is the 1,541st most popular writer (down from 1,360th in 2019), the 1,721st most popular biography from France (down from 1,495th in 2019) and the 222nd most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Jules Romains ranks 1,541 out of 5,794Before him are Per Wahlöö, Josep Pla, Alphonse Allais, John Edward Williams, Viktor Suvorov, and Edward Lear. After him are Trygve Gulbranssen, Valery Bryusov, Rubem Fonseca, Gil Vicente, Symeon the Metaphrast, and Pío Baroja.

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Among people born in 1885, Jules Romains ranks 66Before him are Bess Truman, Harlow Shapley, André Lhote, Jules Pascin, Alois Hudal, and Sydney Chaplin. After him are Sisavang Vong, Khải Định, Frank Jack Fletcher, Friedrich Kellner, Nikolai Krylenko, and Agustín Barrios. Among people deceased in 1972, Jules Romains ranks 51Before him are Stephen Timoshenko, Harlow Shapley, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Henry de Montherlant, Natalie Clifford Barney, and Bronislava Nijinska. After him are William Dieterle, Watchman Nee, Martiros Saryan, Ghassan Kanafani, Mahalia Jackson, and Lester B. Pearson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Romains ranks 1,721 out of 5,234Before him are Charles, Duke of Brittany (1319), Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689), Alphonse Allais (1854), Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785), Youri Djorkaeff (1968), and Vincent of Lérins (400). After him are Jean-Marie Lustiger (1926), Capucine (1928), Pierre Werner (1913), Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (1700), Léon Brillouin (1889), and Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jules Romains ranks 222Before him are Henry de Montherlant (1895), Dominique Venner (1935), Joseph Joubert (1754), René Char (1907), Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758), and Alphonse Allais (1854). After him are Georges Feydeau (1862), Rodulfus Glaber (985), Remy de Gourmont (1858), Gottfried von Strassburg (1180), Théodore de Banville (1823), and Jean-François Marmontel (1723).