Marie Harel

1761 - 1844

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Marie Harel (born Marie Catherine Fontaine; April 28, 1761 – November 9, 1844) was a French cheesemaker, who, along with Abbot Charles-Jean Bonvoust, invented Camembert cheese, according to local legend. She worked as a cheesemaker at the Manor of Beaumoncel and made Camembert cheeses according to local custom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Harel has received more than 408,891 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Marie Harel is the 8,682nd most popular politician (down from 6,568th in 2019), the 2,633rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,946th in 2019) and the 615th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Marie Harel ranks 8,682 out of 15,710Before her are Robert Badinter, Augusta of Denmark, Nicomedes III of Bithynia, Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Pablo Iglesias Posse, and Edelmiro Julián Farrell. After her are Marjorie Bruce, Mitso Asen of Bulgaria, Shalmaneser II, Albert II, Duke of Bavaria, Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia, and Artur London.

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Among people born in 1761, Marie Harel ranks 16Before her are Smithson Tennant, Philippe Buonarroti, Louis-Léopold Boilly, José, Prince of Brazil, Sineperver Sultan, and Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. After her are Marguerite Gérard, François Hanriot, Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, Duke William Frederick Philip of Württemberg, and Blasius Merrem. Among people deceased in 1844, Marie Harel ranks 23Before her are Henri Gatien Bertrand, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, William Beckford, Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon, Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, and Jacques Laffitte. After her are Francis Baily, Yevgeny Baratynsky, Alexander von Benckendorff, Jacob Aall, Gaetano Savi, and Melchor Múzquiz.

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Among people born in France, Marie Harel ranks 2,633 out of 5,234Before her are Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy (1197), Robert Badinter (1928), Michel Blavet (1700), Yolanda of Courtenay (1197), Jean Laplanche (1924), and Charles Nungesser (1892). After her are Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (1786), Leos Carax (1960), Bernard Tapie (1943), Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752), Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle (1684), and François Lemoyne (1688).


Among politicians born in France, Marie Harel ranks 615Before her are Armand Louis de Gontaut (1747), Émile Ollivier (1825), Conon de Béthune (1150), Gustave Garrigou (1884), Thomas, Count of Flanders (1199), and Robert Badinter (1928). After her are Bernard Tapie (1943), Louis, Duke of Guyenne (1397), Serge Telle (1955), Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases (1766), Marius Jacob (1879), and Léon Flameng (1877).