Marguerite de Navarre

1492 - 1549

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Marguerite de Navarre (French: Marguerite d'Angoulême, Marguerite d'Alençon; 11 April 1492 – 21 December 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angoulême and Margaret of Navarre, was a princess of France, Duchess of Alençon and Berry, and Queen of Navarre by her second marriage to King Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I, and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France. Marguerite is the ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France, being the mother of Jeanne d'Albret, whose son, Henry of Navarre, succeeded as Henry IV of France, the first Bourbon king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite de Navarre has received more than 517,402 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Marguerite de Navarre is the 463rd most popular writer (down from 304th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from France (down from 348th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular French Writer.

Marguerite de Navarre is most famous for her work, The Heptameron, which is a collection of stories about love and lust.

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Notable Works

The Tales of the Heptameron
French fiction
L' Heptaméron
The Tales of the Heptameron Vol. IV
Tales of the Heptameron, Vol. III
The Heptameron of the tales of Margaret, Queen of Navarre
French literature

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Over the past year Marguerite de Navarre has had the most page views in the with 82,681 views, followed by French (63,664), and Russian (30,404). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (208.16%), Polish (168.76%), and Belarusian (126.11%)


Among writers, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 463 out of 7,302Before her are Graham Greene, Vasily Grossman, Lesya Ukrainka, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Tibullus. After her are Saint-John Perse, John Galsworthy, Eyvind Johnson, Margaret Atwood, Traudl Junge, and Jules Michelet.

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Among people born in 1492, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 3Before her are Pietro Aretino, and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino. After her are Juan Luis Vives, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Andrea Alciato, Elizabeth Tudor, John II, Count Palatine of Simmern, Sabina of Bavaria, Saadet I Giray, Jean du Bellay, and Adam Ries. Among people deceased in 1549, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 2Before her is Pope Paul III. After her are Il Sodoma, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Christine of Saxony, Giampietrino, Matsudaira Hirotada, Aelbrecht Bouts, Elia Levita, and Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 547 out of 6,770Before her are Jacques Monod (1910), Marius Petipa (1818), Theuderic I (485), Claude Chabrol (1930), Lothair of France (941), and Étienne de La Boétie (1530). After her are Michel Piccoli (1925), Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814), Éric Rohmer (1920), Jules Michelet (1798), René Laennec (1781), and France Gall (1947).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 82Before her are Louis Aragon (1897), André Maurois (1885), Auguste Escoffier (1847), Boris Vian (1920), Jacques Hébert (1757), and Héloïse (1101). After her are Jules Michelet (1798), Louise de La Vallière (1644), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627), and Henri Barbusse (1873).