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Marie de Gournay

1565 - 1645

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Marie de Gournay (French pronunciation: [maʁi də ɡuʁnɛ] ; 6 October 1565, Paris – 13 July 1645) was a French writer, who wrote a novel and a number of other literary compositions, including The Equality of Men and Women (Égalité des hommes et des femmes, 1622) and The Ladies' Grievance (Grief des dames, 1626). She insisted that women should be educated. Gournay was also an editor and commentator of Michel de Montaigne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie de Gournay has received more than 90,265 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Marie de Gournay is the 1,609th most popular writer (down from 1,575th in 2019), the 1,831st most popular biography from France (down from 1,748th in 2019) and the 233rd most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Marie de Gournay ranks 1,609 out of 5,755Before her are Afanasy Fet, Gabriel Naudé, Matteo Maria Boiardo, Colin Wilson, Agnes Smedley, and Enzo of Sardinia. After her are Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jean Bolland, Ken Wilber, Eugene Nida, René Char, and Abu Tammam.

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Among people born in 1565, Marie de Gournay ranks 5Before her are Christina of Lorraine, Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, Mori Ranmaru, and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. After her are Luís Vaz de Torres, Cornelis de Houtman, Reza Abbasi, Francesc Ribalta, Hendrick de Keyser, Ketevan the Martyr, and Peter Fourier. Among people deceased in 1645, Marie de Gournay ranks 9Before her are Michael of Russia, Francisco de Quevedo, Li Zicheng, William Laud, Nur Jahan, and Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares. After her are Anthony van Diemen, Feng Menglong, Eudoxia Streshneva, Mary Ward, Gaspar de Borja y Velasco, and Mariana de Jesús de Paredes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marie de Gournay ranks 1,831 out of 6,011Before her are Jean Behra (1921), Maurice Trintignant (1917), Gabriel Naudé (1600), Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin (1699), Alphonse Borrelly (1842), and Chilperic of Aquitaine (600). After her are Jean-Pierre Aumont (1911), Alix of France (1151), William Clito (1102), Henry Darcy (1803), Claude Sautet (1924), and François Magendie (1783).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marie de Gournay ranks 233Before her are Marcel Aymé (1902), Nicolas-Edme Rétif (1734), Alphonse Allais (1854), Remy de Gourmont (1858), Jean-François Marmontel (1723), and Gabriel Naudé (1600). After her are René Char (1907), Hincmar (806), Vladimir Posner (1934), Avitus of Vienne (450), Robert Brasillach (1909), and Robert de Boron (1110).