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Louis Paul Boon

1912 - 1979

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Lodewijk Paul Aalbrecht (Louis Paul) Boon (15 March 1912, in Aalst – 10 May 1979, in Erembodegem) was a Belgian writer of novels, poetry, pornography, columns and art criticism. He was also a painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Paul Boon has received more than 78,164 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Louis Paul Boon is the 3,855th most popular writer (down from 1,951st in 2019), the 482nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 248th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Belgian Writer.

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Among writers, Louis Paul Boon ranks 3,855 out of 5,755Before him are Raphael Holinshed, Innokenty Annensky, Mustai Karim, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Vassilis Alexakis, and Peter Straub. After him are Ida Vitale, Fernando del Paso, Tsubouchi Shōyō, Frik, Françoise d'Eaubonne, and Paula Fox.

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Among people born in 1912, Louis Paul Boon ranks 203Before him are Herluf Bidstrup, Lightnin' Hopkins, Enoch Powell, Vlastimil Kopecký, Maksim Tank, and Sonny Boy Williamson II. After him are Nihat Erim, Peter Walker, György Szűcs, Khalid Bakdash, Ichiji Otani, and Phạm Hùng. Among people deceased in 1979, Louis Paul Boon ranks 153Before him are Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, John Cromwell, Mahmoud Taleghani, Marcel Jouhandeau, John Diefenbaker, and Amedeo Biavati. After him are Donny Hathaway, Henri Saint Cyr, Joan Blondell, Bruno Apitz, Volodymyr Ivasyuk, and Pyotr Gavrilov.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Louis Paul Boon ranks 482 out of 1,019Before him are Christl Cranz (1914), Peter Jan Beckx (1795), Jean Stas (1813), Erwin Vandenbergh (1959), Julien Ries (1920), and Jijé (1914). After him are Philippe Van Parijs (1951), Thomas Vermaelen (1985), Justine Henin (1982), Marie Popelin (1846), Étienne-Gaspard Robert (1763), and Ludo Martens (1946).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Louis Paul Boon ranks 28Before him are Jean Ray (1887), Guido Gezelle (1830), Felix Timmermans (1886), Daniël Heinsius (1580), Caspar Barlaeus (1584), and Simon Leys (1935). After him are Camille Lemonnier (1844), Félicien Marceau (1913), Georges Eekhoud (1854), Suzanne Lilar (1901), Willem Elsschot (1882), and Stijn Streuvels (1871).