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Maurice Leblanc

1864 - 1941

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Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc (; French: [ləblɑ̃]; 11 December 1864 – 6 November 1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes.The first Arsène Lupin story appeared in a series of short stories that was serialized in the magazine Je sais tout, starting in No. 6, dated 15 July 1905. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Leblanc has received more than 677,721 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Maurice Leblanc is the 228th most popular writer (up from 392nd in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from France (up from 446th in 2019) and the 40th most popular French Writer.

Maurice Leblanc is most famous for his detective stories about Arsène Lupin.

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Among writers, Maurice Leblanc ranks 228 out of 5,755Before him are Luigi Pirandello, John Milton, Peter Drucker, Johanna Spyri, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Pedro Calderón de la Barca. After him are Al-Masudi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Lu Xun, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Anna Wintour.

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Among people born in 1864, Maurice Leblanc ranks 6Before him are Max Weber, Richard Strauss, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alois Alzheimer, and Wilhelm Wien. After him are Camille Claudel, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Walther Nernst, Hermann Minkowski, and Alfred Hermann Fried. Among people deceased in 1941, Maurice Leblanc ranks 9Before him are James Joyce, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and Maximilian Kolbe. After him are James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, Frederick Banting, Emanuel Lasker, and Walther Nernst.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Leblanc ranks 267 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Arsène Wenger (1949), Philip I of France (1052), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Josquin des Prez (1450), and Ferdinand Foch (1851). After him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Jules Massenet (1842), Désirée Clary (1777), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Camille Claudel (1864), and John the Fearless (1371).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Maurice Leblanc ranks 40Before him are Jean Racine (1639), Petronius (27), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), and Pierre Corneille (1606). After him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Germaine de Staël (1766), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), and Françoise Sagan (1935).