Marquis de Custine

1790 - 1857

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Astolphe-Louis-Léonor, Marquis de Custine (18 March 1790 – 25 September 1857) was a French aristocrat and writer who is best known for his travel writing, in particular his account of his visit to Russia, La Russie en 1839. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marquis de Custine has received more than 91,962 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Marquis de Custine is the 1,741st most popular writer (down from 1,690th in 2019), the 1,914th most popular biography from France and the 248th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Marquis de Custine ranks 1,741 out of 5,794Before him are Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Sebastian Haffner, Marcel Schwob, Baba Tahir, Kateb Yacine, and Petros Markaris. After him are Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Eustathius of Thessalonica, David Woodard, Caecilius Statius, Miklós Nyiszli, and Adamantios Korais.

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Among people born in 1790, Marquis de Custine ranks 17Before him are Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, Robert Stirling, John Austin, Adolph Diesterweg, José Antonio Páez, and Leopold, Prince of Salerno. After him are Gideon Mantell, William Parry, Keisai Eisen, William Smith, Juan Álvarez, and Claude Pouillet. Among people deceased in 1857, Marquis de Custine ranks 22Before him are Johan Christian Dahl, Mangal Pandey, Josef Ressel, Alcide d'Orbigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and George Cayley. After him are Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, Augustinos Kapodistrias, Théodolinde de Beauharnais, Hinrich Lichtenstein, Vasily Tropinin, and Dionysios Solomos.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marquis de Custine ranks 1,914 out of 5,234Before him are Constant Troyon (1810), Marcel Schwob (1867), Anne Parillaud (1960), Gaston Planté (1834), Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), and Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (1605). After him are Claude Gensac (1927), Christophe (1945), Jo Schlesser (1928), Alain Juppé (1945), Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1805), and Sacha Distel (1933).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marquis de Custine ranks 248Before him are Jean de Meun (1240), Pierre Reverdy (1889), Augustin Barruel (1741), Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis (1746), Charles Paul de Kock (1793), and Marcel Schwob (1867). After him are Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Jean Bodel (1165), Benjamin Péret (1899), Jules de Goncourt (1830), Henri de Régnier (1864), and Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1669).