Madame de La Fayette

1634 - 1693

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Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de La Fayette (baptized 18 March 1634 – 25 May 1693), better known as Madame de La Fayette, was a French writer; she authored La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame de La Fayette has received more than 192,678 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Madame de La Fayette is the 813th most popular writer (down from 774th in 2019), the 901st most popular biography from France (down from 860th in 2019) and the 130th most popular French Writer.

Madame de la Fayette is most famous for her novel, La Princesse de Clèves.

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Among writers, Madame de La Fayette ranks 813 out of 5,794Before her are Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, Frank Wedekind, John Fowles, and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria. After her are Anne Rice, Milorad Pavić, Peter Weiss, Arrigo Boito, Ann Radcliffe, and Jacinto Benavente.

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Among people born in 1634, Madame de La Fayette ranks 4Before her are Kara Mustafa Pasha, Luca Giordano, and Mariana of Austria. After her are Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy, Nicolaes Maes, Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Thomas Kingo, Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau, John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Pasquier Quesnel. Among people deceased in 1693, Madame de La Fayette ranks 4Before her are Mehmed IV, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, and Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier. After her are Willem Kalf, Ihara Saikaku, Nicolaes Maes, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Maria van Oosterwijck, and Elisabeth Hevelius.

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In France

Among people born in France, Madame de La Fayette ranks 901 out of 5,234Before her are Alphonse Bertillon (1853), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Claude Joseph Vernet (1714), and Paul Landowski (1875). After her are Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Charles III of Navarre (1361), Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1803), and Paul Delaroche (1797).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Madame de La Fayette ranks 130Before her are Philippe Ariès (1914), Antoine Galland (1646), Georges Bernanos (1888), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), and Heinrich Kramer (1430). After her are Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Jean Anouilh (1910), Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), Ève Curie (1904), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), and Juliette Récamier (1777).