Louis Aragon

1897 - 1982

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Louis Aragon (French: [lwi aʁaɡɔ̃], pronunciation , 3 October 1897 – 24 December 1982) was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Aragon has received more than 339,884 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Louis Aragon is the 467th most popular writer (up from 471st in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from France (up from 539th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular French Writer.

Louis Aragon was a French poet, writer, and member of the French Communist Party. He is most famous for his poetry, which often deals with themes of love and death.

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Among writers, Louis Aragon ranks 467 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Paine, Statius, J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, Valmiki, and Theodore Dreiser. After him are Paula Hitler, Susan Sontag, Tennessee Williams, Yunus Emre, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Gérard de Nerval.

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Among people born in 1897, Louis Aragon ranks 19Before him are Norbert Elias, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Georges Bataille, Gordon Allport, Enid Blyton, and Frank Capra. After him are Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Ferenc Szálasi, Thích Quảng Đức, Yun Posun, and Soong Mei-ling. Among people deceased in 1982, Louis Aragon ranks 22Before him are Barack Obama Sr., Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Jacques Tati, Karl von Frisch, Glenn Gould, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After him are Jiro Horikoshi, Gala Dalí, Georges Perec, Gilles Villeneuve, Hans Selye, and Hugh Everett III.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Aragon ranks 538 out of 5,234Before him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), Mary of Guise (1515), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), William II of England (1056), François Arago (1786), and Joseph Black (1728). After him are Niki de Saint Phalle (1930), Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France (1781), Louis, Prince of Condé (1530), Daniel Auber (1782), Eugène Boudin (1824), and Gérard de Nerval (1808).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Louis Aragon ranks 83Before him are Alfred de Musset (1810), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Pierre de Marivaux (1688), Henri Barbusse (1873), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), and J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940). After him are Gérard de Nerval (1808), Anaïs Nin (1903), Boris Vian (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), George Steiner (1929), and Héloïse (1101).