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Marie de France

1101 - 1300

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Marie de France (fl. 1160–1215) 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 519,698 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Marie de France is the 769th most popular writer (down from 673rd in 2019), the 901st most popular biography from France (down from 753rd in 2019) and the 119th most popular French Writer.

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

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  • 39

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  • 4.25

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  • 3.56

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Among writers, Marie de France ranks 769 out of 5,755Before her are Lawrence Durrell, Colleen McCullough, Yanka Kupala, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen Covey, and Ingeborg Bachmann. After her are Venantius Fortunatus, Cesare Pavese, George Steiner, Joseph of Anchieta, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, and Maurice Druon.

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Among people born in 1101, Marie de France ranks 2Before her is Héloïse. After her are Stephen II of Hungary, Köten, Andronikos I of Trebizond, Eustathius of Thessalonica, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, Raymond IV, Count of Tripoli, Adela of Meissen, Berenguer de Palou II, and William de Longchamp. Among people deceased in 1300, Marie de France ranks 2Before her is Nogai Khan. After her are Baiju, Guido Cavalcanti, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Robert de Boron, Trần Hưng Đạo, Anonymus, Liang Kai, Chaka of Bulgaria, Maria Palaiologina, and Kilij Arslan III.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marie de France ranks 901 out of 6,011Before her are Inessa Armand (1874), Bruno Latour (1947), Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Auguste Mariette (1821), Arnaut Daniel (1150), and Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700). After her are Jacques Delors (1925), George Steiner (1929), Fredegund (545), Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), and Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marie de France ranks 119Before her are Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), Jean Froissart (1337), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), and Edmond de Goncourt (1822). After her are George Steiner (1929), Maurice Druon (1918), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Philippe Ariès (1914), Juliette Récamier (1777), and Max Jacob (1876).