Maurice Druon

1918 - 2009

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Maurice Druon (23 April 1918 – 14 April 2009) was a French novelist and a member of the Académie française, of which he served as "Perpetual Secretary" (chairman) between 1985 and 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Druon has received more than 184,136 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Maurice Druon is the 699th most popular writer (down from 594th in 2019), the 791st most popular biography from France (down from 681st in 2019) and the 119th most popular French Writer.

Maurice Druon is most famous for his work as a French novelist and historian. He is best known for his series of novels collectively called Les Rois Maudits, which were published between 1955 and 1977.

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Among writers, Maurice Druon ranks 699 out of 5,794Before him are Pierre Boulle, Matilde Camus, Sayat-Nova, Gnaeus Naevius, Leo Africanus, and Claudian. After him are Ambrose Bierce, Edmund Spenser, Kōbō Abe, John Dos Passos, Ferenc Molnár, and Alfred de Vigny.

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Among people born in 1918, Maurice Druon ranks 24Before him are Alberto Ascari, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, Billy Graham, and James Tobin. After him are Rosalia Lombardo, Muriel Spark, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Martin Ryle, Birgit Nilsson, and Franco Modigliani. Among people deceased in 2009, Maurice Druon ranks 19Before him are Ted Kennedy, Corazon Aquino, Les Paul, Robert McNamara, Mercedes Sosa, and Vivian Maier. After him are Ralf Dahrendorf, Omar Bongo, Bobby Robson, Abdurrahman Wahid, Milorad Pavić, and Vitaly Ginzburg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Druon ranks 791 out of 5,234Before him are Inessa Armand (1874), Emmanuelle Riva (1927), Charlotte of Savoy (1441), Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703), and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772). After him are Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Roscellinus (1050), Vincent Auriol (1884), Charles Hermite (1822), and Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Maurice Druon ranks 119Before him are Frontinus (30), Marie de France (1101), Maurice Blanchot (1907), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Madame Roland (1754), and Pierre Boulle (1912). After him are Alfred de Vigny (1797), Max Jacob (1876), Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Maurice Denis (1870), Philippe Ariès (1914), and Antoine Galland (1646).