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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 In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu; with the previous English title translation of Remembrance of Things Past), originally published in French in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Proust has received more than 4,254,912 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Marcel Proust is the 38th most popular writer (up from 43rd in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from France and the 9th 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 38 out of 5,755Before him are Horace, Alexandre Dumas, Aeschylus, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, and Alexander Pushkin. After him are Hermann Hesse, Denis Diderot, Friedrich Schiller, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, and Aristophanes.

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Among people born in 1871, Marcel Proust ranks 1After him are Rosa Luxemburg, Ernest Rutherford, Friedrich Ebert, Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Pietro Badoglio, Guangxu Emperor, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Victor Grignard, and Albert Lebrun. 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, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, Ernest Shackleton, Hermann Rorschach, and Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 34 out of 6,011Before him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Paul Gauguin (1848), Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Henry IV of France (1553). After him are Denis Diderot (1713), Pierre Curie (1859), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Philip IV of France (1268).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 9Before him are Jules Verne (1828), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Molière (1622), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Honoré de Balzac (1799), and Alexandre Dumas (1802). After him are Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Octave Mirbeau (1848), Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), and Gustave Flaubert (1821).