Maurice Maeterlinck

1862 - 1949

Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949), also known as Count (or Comte) Maeterlinck from 1932, was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations". The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Maeterlinck has received more than 319,945 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 89th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Maurice Maeterlinck ranks 88 out of 4,883Before him are Knut Hamsun, Romain Rolland, Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Heine, Jorge Luis Borges, and Pablo Neruda. After him are Stephen King, Selma Lagerlöf, Virginia Woolf, Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Swift, and Miyamoto Musashi.

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Among people born in 1862, Maurice Maeterlinck ranks 3Before him are Gustav Klimt and Claude Debussy. After him are David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, William Henry Bragg, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, O. Henry, Joseph Merrick, and Pyotr Stolypin. Among people deceased in 1949, Maurice Maeterlinck ranks 1After him are Richard Strauss, Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, James Ensor, Hassan al-Banna, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, and August Krogh.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Maurice Maeterlinck ranks 8 out of 658Before him are Audrey Hepburn (1929), Charles Martel (688), Pepin the Short (715), Jan van Eyck (1395), Clovis I (466), and René Magritte (1898). After him are Anthony van Dyck (1599), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Andreas Vesalius (1514), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Mary of Burgundy (1457), and Frans Hals (1582).

Among WRITERS In Belgium

Among writers born in Belgium, Maurice Maeterlinck ranks 1After him are Georges Simenon (1903), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Julio Cortázar (1914), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Henri Michaux (1899), Hugo Claus (1929), Georges Rodenbach (1855), Pierre Louÿs (1870), Laura Marx (1845), Victor Serge (1890), and William of Moerbeke (1215).