Marcel Pagnol

1895 - 1974

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Marcel Paul Pagnol (; French: [maʁsɛl pɔl paɲɔl]; 28 February 1895 – 18 April 1974) was a French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Regarded as an auteur, in 1946, he became the first filmmaker elected to the Académie française. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Pagnol has received more than 398,696 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Marcel Pagnol is the 999th most popular writer (up from 1,013th in 2019), the 1,134th most popular biography from France (up from 1,137th in 2019) and the 154th most popular French Writer.

Marcel Pagnol is most famous for his play "Marcel Pagnol's The Baker's Wife" and his novels "Jean de Florette" and "Manon of the Spring."

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Among writers, Marcel Pagnol ranks 999 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Ostrovsky, Ernesto Sabato, Pu Songling, Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, and Neale Donald Walsch. After him are Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Taha Hussein, Sarah, Duchess of York, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Emil Ludwig, and Julien Green.

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Among people born in 1895, Marcel Pagnol ranks 65Before him are Robert Graves, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, Wilhelm Kempff, Richard Barthelmess, Stanley Rous, and Lewis Milestone. After him are Edna Purviance, Ferdinand Čatloš, Clara Haskil, André Frédéric Cournand, Walter Dornberger, and B. H. Liddell Hart. Among people deceased in 1974, Marcel Pagnol ranks 30Before him are Peng Dehuai, Satyendra Nath Bose, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. After him are Nikolai Kuznetsov, Patrick Blackett, Virginia Apgar, Walter Brennan, James J. Braddock, and Hilda Gadea.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Pagnol ranks 1,134 out of 5,234Before him are Georges Auric (1899), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Paulinus of Nola (354), Ambroise Thomas (1811), and Lúcio Costa (1902). After him are Clément Janequin (1485), Françoise Dorléac (1942), Maurice Duverger (1917), Alain Touraine (1925), Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401), and Aimé Jacquet (1941).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Pagnol ranks 154Before him are Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), Jean de Joinville (1224), Charles Nodier (1780), and Paulinus of Nola (354). After him are Julien Green (1900), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Joachim du Bellay (1522), Clément Marot (1495), and Roger Caillois (1913).