Marguerite Yourcenar

1903 - 1987

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Marguerite Yourcenar (UK: , US: , French: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit juʁsənaʁ] (listen); 8 June 1903 – 17 December 1987) was a French novelist and essayist born in Brussels, Belgium, who became a US citizen in 1947. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite Yourcenar has received more than 298,015 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Marguerite Yourcenar is the 382nd most popular writer (down from 334th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 40th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Writer.

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  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.20

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  • 4.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 382 out of 5,794. Before her are Richard Bach, Hector Malot, Jami, Henning Mankell, Beatrix Potter, and Patrick Modiano. After her are Paul Éluard, Czesław Miłosz, Philip Roth, Georges Bataille, Louise de La Vallière, and Alvin Toffler.

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Among people born in 1903, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 12Before her are Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, and Habib Bourguiba. After her are Andrey Kolmogorov, Galeazzo Ciano, Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, C. F. Powell, and John Dillinger. Among people deceased in 1987, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 10Before her are Carl Rogers, Dalida, Lawrence Kohlberg, Primo Levi, Rita Hayworth, and Fred Astaire. After her are Andrey Kolmogorov, Pola Negri, Gunnar Myrdal, John Huston, Jacques Anquetil, and Andrés Segovia.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Marguerite Yourcenar ranks 48 out of 899. Before her are Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Abraham Ortelius (1527), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), James Ensor (1860), and Johannes Ockeghem (1410). After her are Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Isabella of Austria (1501), Agnès Varda (1928), Julio Cortázar (1914), and Pepin of Landen (585).

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), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Marguerite Porete (1250), Laura Marx (1845), Henri Michaux (1899), Victor Serge (1890), Hugo Claus (1929), and Georges Rodenbach (1855).