Jules Roy

1907 - 2000

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Jules Roy (22 October 1907 – 15 June 2000) was a French writer. "Prolific and polemical" Roy, born an Algerian pied noir and sent to a Roman Catholic seminary, used his experiences in the French colony and during his service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War as inspiration for a number of his works. He began writing in 1946, while still serving in the military, and continued to publish fiction and historical works after his resignation in 1953 in protest of the First Indochina War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Roy has received more than 24,198 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Jules Roy is the 5,328th most popular writer (down from 4,956th in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 116th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Jules Roy ranks 5,328 out of 5,755Before him are Jacques-Pierre Amette, Domiziana Giordano, Edmund White, Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Dahlia Ravikovitch, and Vítězslav Hálek. After him are Eric Van Lustbader, Roger Vercel, Donald Richie, Isaac D'Israeli, David Garnett, and Anthimus I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1907, Jules Roy ranks 308Before him are Célestin Delmer, Klaes Karppinen, George Baird, Ciro Verratti, Ann Todd, and Maurice Cloche. After him are Barbara Kent, Willy Busch, Ilias Tsirimokos, Mike Mazurki, Vladimirs Petrovs, and István Pelle. Among people deceased in 2000, Jules Roy ranks 253Before him are Abraham Pais, Petter Hugsted, Tatyana Petrenko-Samusenko, Alfredo Sánchez, Edward Battell, and Mark R. Hughes. After him are Anthony Powell, Paul Van den Broeck, Noor Jehan, Jafar Salmasi, Simeon Simeonov, and Edward Craven Walker.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Jules Roy ranks 128 out of 184Before him are Ernest Libérati (1906), Jean Amrouche (1906), Hassiba Boulmerka (1968), Biyouna (1952), Célestin Oliver (1930), and Jean Fernandez (1954). After him are Noureddine Morceli (1970), Christian Lopez (1953), Noureddine Bedoui (1959), Cheb Hasni (1968), Salah Assad (1958), and Souad Massi (1972).

Among WRITERS In Algeria

Among writers born in Algeria, Jules Roy ranks 20Before him are Yasmina Khadra (1955), Mouloud Mammeri (1917), Boualem Sansal (1949), Emmanuel Roblès (1914), Tahar Djaout (1954), and Jean Amrouche (1906).