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Marguerite Porete

1250 - 1310

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Marguerite Porete (French: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit pɔʁɛt]; 13th century – 1 June 1310) was a French-speaking mystic and the author of The Mirror of Simple Souls, a work of Christian mysticism dealing with the workings of agape (divine love). She was burnt at the stake for heresy in Paris in 1310 after a lengthy trial, refusing to remove her book from circulation or recant her views. Today, Porete's work has been of interest to a diverse number of scholars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite Porete has received more than 209,932 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Marguerite Porete is the 987th most popular writer (down from 968th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 121st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Belgian Writer.

Marguerite Porete was a French mystic who wrote a book called The Mirror of Simple Souls. She was most famous for being burned at the stake for heresy in 1310.

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Among writers, Marguerite Porete ranks 987 out of 5,755Before her are Zeami Motokiyo, Persius, Prudentius, William Gibson, Lucius Accius, and Martha Gellhorn. After her are Katherine Mansfield, John William Polidori, Henri Troyat, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Among people born in 1250, Marguerite Porete ranks 7Before her are Manco Cápac, Arghun, Kitbuqa, Alaeddin Pasha, John IV Laskaris, and Fra Dolcino. After her are Oghul Qaimish, Robert II, Count of Artois, Al-Muazzam Turanshah, Moses de León, Pietro d'Abano, and Sancho of Majorca. Among people deceased in 1310, Marguerite Porete ranks 1After her are George Pachymeres, Blanche of Anjou, Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon, Stephen I, Duke of Bavaria, Athanasius I of Constantinople, Otto III, Duke of Carinthia, Shlomo ibn Aderet, Baibars II, and Smbat I Hetumian.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Marguerite Porete ranks 125 out of 1,019Before her are Victor D'Hondt (1841), Paul Deschanel (1855), Siger of Brabant (1240), Henri de Baillet-Latour (1876), Ermengarde of Hesbaye (778), and Morris (1923). After her are Auguste Perret (1874), Luce Irigaray (1930), Adriaen Brouwer (1605), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (1903), and David Teniers the Younger (1610).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Marguerite Porete ranks 6Before her are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Georges Simenon (1903), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Julio Cortázar (1914), and Émile Verhaeren (1855). After her are Pierre Louÿs (1870), Henri Michaux (1899), Laura Marx (1845), Victor Serge (1890), Georges Rodenbach (1855), and Hugo Claus (1929).