Marcel Proust

1871 - 1922

Marcel Proust

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his 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 2,515,661 page views. His biography is available in 125 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Marcel Proust ranks 36 out of 4,883Before him are Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, Giovanni Boccaccio, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, and Stendhal. After him are Henrik Ibsen, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, and Hermann Hesse.

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Among people born in 1871, Marcel Proust ranks 2Before him is Rosa Luxemburg. After him are Ernest Rutherford, Friedrich Ebert, Karl Liebknecht, Alexander Scriabin, Guangxu Emperor, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Mann, Pietro Badoglio, Albert Lebrun, and Victor Grignard. Among people deceased in 1922, Marcel Proust ranks 1After him are Alexander Graham Bell, Pope Benedict XV, Charles I of Austria, Enver Pasha, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Erich von Falkenhayn, Hermann Rorschach, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Ernest Shackleton.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 28 out of 4,109Before him are Paul Cézanne (1839), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henri Matisse (1869), Coco Chanel (1883), Napoleon III (1808), and Stendhal (1783). After him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Alain Delon (1935), Édith Piaf (1915), and Émile Zola (1840).