Madame Roland

1754 - 1793

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Marie-Jeanne 'Manon' Roland de la Platière (Paris, March 17, 1754 – Paris, November 8, 1793), born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon, and best known under the name Madame Roland, was a French revolutionary, salonnière and writer. Initially she led a quiet and unremarkable life as a provincial intellectual with her husband, the economist Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière. She became interested in politics only when the French Revolution broke out in 1789. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame Roland has received more than 301,916 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Madame Roland is the 692nd most popular writer (down from 669th in 2019), the 777th most popular biography from France (down from 733rd in 2019) and the 117th most popular French Writer.

Madame Roland was a woman of the French Revolution who was executed for her involvement in the Revolution. She is most famous for her memoirs, which were published posthumously.

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Among writers, Madame Roland ranks 692 out of 5,794Before her are Pietro Metastasio, Alain-René Lesage, Suman Pokhrel, John Bunyan, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Arto Paasilinna. After her are Pierre Boulle, Matilde Camus, Sayat-Nova, Gnaeus Naevius, Leo Africanus, and Claudian.

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Among people born in 1754, Madame Roland ranks 6Before her are Louis XVI of France, Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Seraphim of Sarov, and Joseph Proust. After her are Jacques Pierre Brissot, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Frederick I of Württemberg, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Georg Forster, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. Among people deceased in 1793, Madame Roland ranks 10Before her are Olympe de Gouges, Madame du Barry, Charlotte Corday, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and Yolande de Polastron. After her are Jean Sylvain Bailly, Francesco Guardi, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Charles Bonnet, Alexander Roslin, and Antoine Barnave.

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In France

Among people born in France, Madame Roland ranks 777 out of 5,234Before her are Girard Desargues (1591), Childebert III (678), Félix Guattari (1930), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659), and Eric Cantona (1966). After her are Pierre Boulle (1912), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Judith of Bavaria (797), Philippa of Hainault (1314), and Maurice Chevalier (1888).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Madame Roland ranks 117Before her are Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Marie de France (1101), Maurice Blanchot (1907), and Alain-René Lesage (1668). After her are Pierre Boulle (1912), Maurice Druon (1918), Alfred de Vigny (1797), Max Jacob (1876), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), and Maurice Denis (1870).