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Marguerite Yourcenar

1903 - 1987

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Marguerite Yourcenar (UK: , US: , French: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit juʁsənaʁ] (listen); born Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour; 8 June 1903 – 17 December 1987) was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist, who became a US citizen in 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite Yourcenar has received more than 435,576 page views. Her biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Marguerite Yourcenar is the 376th most popular writer (up from 382nd in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 48th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar is most famous for her novel Memoirs of Hadrian.

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  • 68

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  • 6.40

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  • 4.14

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Among writers, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 376 out of 5,755Before her are Joseph Roth, Henry James, Arthur de Gobineau, Ken Follett, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Théophile Gautier. After her are Auguste Escoffier, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Ludovico Ariosto, Erich von Däniken, Sándor Márai, and Tulsidas.

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Among people born in 1903, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 16Before her are Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, Kane Tanaka, Habib Bourguiba, Fernandel, and Galeazzo Ciano. After her are Rudolf Abel, Andrey Kolmogorov, Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, Adolf Butenandt, and C. F. Powell. Among people deceased in 1987, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 10Before her are Carl Rogers, Louis de Broglie, Rita Hayworth, Primo Levi, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Fred Astaire. After her are Pola Negri, Andrey Kolmogorov, Thomas Sankara, Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, and John Huston.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 51 out of 1,019Before her are Carlota of Mexico (1840), Adolphe Sax (1814), Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), Henry van de Velde (1863), and Samo (600). After her are Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Isabella of Austria (1501), Léon Degrelle (1906), Django Reinhardt (1910), and Hugo van der Goes (1440).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 3Before her are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862) and Georges Simenon (1903). After her are Julio Cortázar (1914), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Marguerite Porete (1250), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Henri Michaux (1899), Laura Marx (1845), Victor Serge (1890), Georges Rodenbach (1855), and Hugo Claus (1929).