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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

1715 - 1747

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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (French: [vovnaʁɡ]; 6 August 1715 – 28 May 1747) was a French writer and moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year prior—anonymously—a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend. He first received public notice under his own name in 1797, and from 1857 on, his aphorisms became popular. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues has received more than 57,648 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues is the 1,359th most popular writer (down from 1,260th in 2019), the 1,508th most popular biography from France (down from 1,385th in 2019) and the 195th most popular French Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues ranks 1,359 out of 5,794Before him are Heiner Müller, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Régis Debray, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Charles De Coster, and James Ellroy. After him are James Murray, Antoine de Montchrestien, Christian Morgenstern, Ed McBain, Colin Wilson, and Don DeLillo.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1715, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues ranks 5Before him are Peter II of Russia, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and Robert-François Damiens. After him are Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, William Watson, Charles, Prince of Soubise, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, Dorothea Erxleben, and Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. Among people deceased in 1747, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues ranks 9Before him are Alain-René Lesage, Alessandro Marcello, Catherine Opalińska, Giovanni Bononcini, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, and Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. After him are Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Giuseppe Crespi, Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, Francesco Solimena, and Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues ranks 1,508 out of 5,234Before him are Odilo of Cluny (961), Honoré III, Prince of Monaco (1720), Roger Lemerre (1941), Pierre Levegh (1905), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), and Armand Peugeot (1849). After him are Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo (1847), Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774), Ernest Meissonier (1815), Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), and Alain de Benoist (1943).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues ranks 195Before him are Georges Duhamel (1884), Anne Desclos (1907), Maurice Barrès (1862), Robert de Montesquiou (1855), Léon Werth (1878), and Régis Debray (1940). After him are Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Léo Taxil (1854), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), Henri Murger (1822), Edmond François Valentin About (1828), and Blaise de Vigenère (1523).