Marie Duplessis

1824 - 1847

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Marie Duplessis (born Alphonsine Rose Plessis; 15 January 1824 – 3 February 1847) was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was the inspiration for Marguerite Gautier, the main character of the 1848 novel La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' lovers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Duplessis has received more than 218,489 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Marie Duplessis is the 29th most popular celebrity, the 1,200th most popular biography from France and the 3rd most popular French Celebrity.

Marie Duplessis was a French courtesan in 19th century Paris. She is most famous for her role in the novel "Belle du Seigneur" by Albert Cohen.

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Among celebrities, Marie Duplessis ranks 29 out of 184Before her are Don King, Jacques Mayol, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Peggy Guggenheim, Dodi Fayed, and Mary Anning. After her are Rosemary Kennedy, Cecilia Gallerani, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Sarah Knauss, Jean-Marie Loret, and Besarion Jughashvili.

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Among people born in 1824, Marie Duplessis ranks 13Before her are Maria Alexandrovna, Eugène Boudin, Paul Broca, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Wilkie Collins, and Pierre Janssen. After her are Carl Reinecke, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, William Walker, William Huggins, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, and Stonewall Jackson. Among people deceased in 1847, Marie Duplessis ranks 9Before her are Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, Fanny Mendelssohn, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, John Franklin, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, and Mary Anning. After her are Jules de Polignac, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Adélaïde d'Orléans, Alexandre Brongniart, Archduke Friedrich of Austria, and William II, Elector of Hesse.

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Among people born in France, Marie Duplessis ranks 1,200 out of 5,234Before her are André Frédéric Cournand (1895), Tancred of Hauteville (980), Clément Ader (1841), Medardus (470), Roger Caillois (1913), and Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (1393). After her are Didier Deschamps (1968), Pepin the Hunchback (770), Marcel Dupré (1886), François Clouet (1510), Jules Ferry (1832), and Saint Eligius (588).


Among celebrities born in France, Marie Duplessis ranks 3Before her are Jeanne Calment (1875) and Philippe Petit (1949). After her are Jean-Marie Loret (1918), Joseph Meister (1876), Denise Perrier (1935), Sébastien Foucan (1974), Iris Mittenaere (1993), and Alexandra Rosenfeld (1986).