Marcel Proust

1871 - 1922

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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Proust has received more than 3,241,561 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 125 in 2019). Marcel Proust is the 43rd most popular writer (down from 36th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from France (down from 28th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Writer.

Marcel Proust is most famous for his novel "In Search of Lost Time." The novel is divided into seven volumes, including "Swann's Way," "Within a Budding Grove," "The Guermantes Way," "The Captive," "The Fugitive," "The Sweet Cheat Gone," and "Time Regained."

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Among writers, Marcel Proust ranks 43 out of 5,794Before him are George Orwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, and Hermann Hesse. After him are Oscar Wilde, Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gabriel García Márquez.

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Among people born in 1871, Marcel Proust ranks 2Before him is Rosa Luxemburg. After him are Ernest Rutherford, Friedrich Ebert, Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Heinrich Mann, Theodore Dreiser, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. Among people deceased in 1922, Marcel Proust ranks 2Before him is Alexander Graham Bell. After him are Charles I of Austria, Pope Benedict XV, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Djemal Pasha, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, and Walther Rathenau.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 34 out of 5,234Before him are Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), and Émile Durkheim (1858). After him are Alain Delon (1935), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Charles Baudelaire (1821), and Auguste Comte (1798).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 11Before him are Honoré de Balzac (1799), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), and Alexandre Dumas (1802). After him are Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), and Charles Perrault (1628).