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 389,284 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Marguerite de Navarre is the 305th most popular writer (down from 287th in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from France (down from 324th in 2019) and the 51st most popular 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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Among writers, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 305 out of 5,755Before her are Saadi Shirazi, Fuzûlî, Heinrich von Kleist, Alberto Moravia, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Italo Calvino. After her are Roger Martin du Gard, Lorenzo Valla, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Prosper Mérimée.

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Among people born in 1492, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 1After her are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, Pietro Aretino, Antonio Pigafetta, Juan Luis Vives, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Andrea Alciato, Elizabeth Tudor, John II, Count Palatine of Simmern, Martín de Azpilcueta, Adam Ries, and Jean du Bellay. 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, and Elia Levita.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 348 out of 6,011Before her are Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), Jean Arp (1886), Gustave Moreau (1826), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), and Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752). After her are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Paul Ricœur (1913), James I of Aragon (1208), Jean Buridan (1295), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), and Alfred Binet (1857).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marguerite de Navarre ranks 51Before her are Chrétien de Troyes (1135), Françoise Sagan (1935), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Paul Valéry (1871), Antonin Artaud (1896), and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749). After her are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Gregory of Tours (538), François Mauriac (1885), Georges Bataille (1897), and André Malraux (1901).