Marie de France

1101 - 1300

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Marie de France (fl. 1160 to 1215) was a poet, possibly born in what is now France, who lived in England during the late 12th century. She lived and wrote at an unknown court, but she and her work were almost certainly known at the royal court of King Henry II of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie de France has received more than 287,311 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Marie de France is the 673rd most popular writer (up from 722nd in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from France (up from 802nd in 2019) and the 114th most popular French Writer.

Marie de France is most famous for her 12th century collection of stories, "Lais."

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  • 2.79

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Among writers, Marie de France ranks 673 out of 5,794Before her are Berossus, Wilbur Smith, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Frontinus, Emilio Salgari, and Elisabeth of Wied. After her are Su Shi, Colleen McCullough, Maurice Blanchot, Daphne du Maurier, Eduardo Galeano, and Giosuè Carducci.

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Among people born in 1101, Marie de France ranks 2Before her is Héloïse. After her are Stephen II of Hungary, Andronikos I of Trebizond, Eustathius of Thessalonica, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, and Berenguer de Palou II. Among people deceased in 1300, Marie de France ranks 1After her are Nogai Khan, Guido Cavalcanti, Baiju, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Robert de Boron, Liang Kai, Maria Palaiologina, Chaka of Bulgaria, Anonymus, and Mitso Asen of Bulgaria.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marie de France ranks 754 out of 5,234Before her are Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Joseph Proust (1754), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), and François Jacob (1920). After her are Félix Faure (1841), Anne Marie d'Orléans (1669), Maurice Blanchot (1907), Juliette Binoche (1964), Margaret of Provence (1221), and Anne de Montmorency (1493).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marie de France ranks 114Before her are Raymond Queneau (1903), Ausonius (310), Jean Froissart (1337), Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), and Frontinus (30). After her are Maurice Blanchot (1907), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Madame Roland (1754), Pierre Boulle (1912), Maurice Druon (1918), and Alfred de Vigny (1797).