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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 241,548 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Maurice Druon is the 776th most popular writer (down from 699th in 2019), the 911th most popular biography from France (down from 789th in 2019) and the 121st 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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  • 3.60

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Among writers, Maurice Druon ranks 776 out of 5,755Before him are Marie de France, Venantius Fortunatus, Cesare Pavese, George Steiner, Joseph of Anchieta, and Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur. After him are André Chénier, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Sherwood Anderson, Philippe Ariès, Italo Svevo, and Nestor the Chronicler.

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Among people born in 1918, Maurice Druon ranks 28Before him are Billy Graham, Chaim Herzog, Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, W. Eugene Smith, and Frederick Reines. After him are James Tobin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Muriel Spark, Kai Siegbahn, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, and Martin Ryle. Among people deceased in 2009, Maurice Druon ranks 20Before him are Ted Kennedy, Omar Bongo, Les Paul, Robert McNamara, Vivian Maier, and Karl Malden. After him are Ralf Dahrendorf, Jean Dausset, Milorad Pavić, Jennifer Jones, Vitaly Ginzburg, and Bobby Robson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Druon ranks 911 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Claude Chappe (1763), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), and Antoine Arnauld (1612). After him are Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480), Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (1292), Philippe Ariès (1914), and Michael Lonsdale (1931).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Maurice Druon ranks 121Before him are Jean Froissart (1337), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Marie de France (1101), and George Steiner (1929). After him are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657), Philippe Ariès (1914), Juliette Récamier (1777), Max Jacob (1876), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), and Jean Anouilh (1910).