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Matthieu Ricard

1946 - Today

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Matthieu Ricard (French pronunciation: ​[matjø ʁikaʁ]; Nepali: माथ्यु रिका, born 15 February 1946) is a French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. Matthieu Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of French intellectual circles. He received a PhD degree in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute in 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthieu Ricard has received more than 534,757 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Matthieu Ricard is the 2,102nd most popular writer (up from 2,287th in 2019), the 2,351st most popular biography from France (up from 2,412th in 2019) and the 302nd most popular French Writer.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.13

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  • 3.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Matthieu Ricard ranks 2,102 out of 5,755Before him are Hermas, José Zorrilla, Sébastien Japrisot, Georges Ohnet, Flannery O'Connor, and James Hilton. After him are Arne Garborg, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, David Lodge, Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, Vasyl Stus, and Nihal Atsız.

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Among people born in 1946, Matthieu Ricard ranks 184Before him are Toktar Aubakirov, Ralf Hütter, Penelope Wilton, Abdul Ali Mazari, Bernd Hölzenbein, and Claire Denis. After him are Stephen Rea, Héctor Babenco, Sven Nordqvist, Fernando Filoni, Joanna Lumley, and Héctor Lavoe.

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In France

Among people born in France, Matthieu Ricard ranks 2,351 out of 6,011Before him are Henri Mouhot (1826), Élisabeth Depardieu (1941), Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1838), Pierre Alphonse Laurent (1813), André Tardieu (1876), and Marie of the Incarnation (1566). After him are Peter I, Duke of Brittany (1191), Peter John Olivi (1248), Beatrice of Lorraine (1017), Germain Pilon (1525), Alexandre Brongniart (1770), and Marina Ginestà (1919).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Matthieu Ricard ranks 302Before him are Fred Vargas (1957), Auguste Maquet (1813), Bernard Palissy (1510), Nicholas Rémy (1530), Sébastien Japrisot (1931), and Georges Ohnet (1848). After him are Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (1597), Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713), Jean Paulhan (1884), Jacques Collin de Plancy (1794), Gabriel Matzneff (1936), and Elena Poniatowska (1932).

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