Michel Déon

1919 - 2016

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Michel Déon (French: [deɔ̃]; 4 August 1919 – 28 December 2016) was a French novelist and literary columnist. He published over 50 works and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Prix Interallié for his 1970 novel, Les Poneys sauvages (The Wild Ponies). Déon's 1973 novel Un taxi mauve received the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Déon has received more than 51,164 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Michel Déon is the 4,156th most popular writer (down from 3,556th in 2019), the 3,618th most popular biography from France (down from 3,012th in 2019) and the 494th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Michel Déon ranks 4,156 out of 5,794Before him are Gunilla Bergström, Göran Tunström, Sida Košutić, Richard K. Morgan, Teffi, and Kate Wilhelm. After him are Ibn Warraq, Osman Nuri Topbaş, John Boyne, Herman Heijermans, Octavia E. Butler, and Yuri Vizbor.

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Among people born in 1919, Michel Déon ranks 217Before him are Axel von dem Bussche, Delfo Cabrera, Nehemiah Persoff, Jon Pertwee, Gottfried Dienst, and Eileen Heckart. After him are Clyde Cowan, Asbjørn Ruud, Frances Bay, Jocelyn Brando, Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, and Richard Todd. Among people deceased in 2016, Michel Déon ranks 280Before him are Muhamed Mujić, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Sushil Koirala, Gilbert Kaplan, Jayalalithaa, and Ofelya Hambardzumyan. After him are Marni Nixon, Ali Javan, Peter Maxwell Davies, Marcel Artelesa, Néstor Gonçalves, and Valery Khalilov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Déon ranks 3,618 out of 5,234Before him are René Goblet (1828), Élie Bayol (1914), Maxime Bossis (1955), Serge Bourguignon (1928), Yves Boisset (1939), and Jean-Claude Andruet (1940). After him are Alfred Moquin-Tandon (1804), Gaspard Ulliel (1984), Hélène Grimaud (1969), Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682), Émile Champion (1879), and François Sudre (1787).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Michel Déon ranks 494Before him are Raymond Schwartz (1894), Jean Clair (1940), Pierre Daninos (1913), François le Métel de Boisrobert (1592), Pierre Emmanuel (1916), and Marcel Boulenger (1873). After him are Philippe Djian (1949), Louis Hémon (1880), Pierre Michon (1945), Teresa de la Parra (1889), Hervé Guibert (1955), and Jacques Dupin (1927).