Monique Wittig

1935 - 2003

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Monique Wittig (French: [vitig]; July 13, 1935 – January 3, 2003) was a French author, philosopher and feminist theorist who wrote about overcoming socially enforced gender roles and who coined the phrase "heterosexual contract". She published her first novel, L'Opoponax, in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Monique Wittig has received more than 216,149 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Monique Wittig is the 1,575th most popular writer (up from 1,660th in 2019), the 1,750th most popular biography from France (up from 1,768th in 2019) and the 229th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Monique Wittig ranks 1,575 out of 5,794Before her are Gottfried von Strassburg, Sima Xiangru, Théodore de Banville, Jean-François Marmontel, Ildefonsus, and Oliver Goldsmith. After her are Marie de Gournay, Semonides of Amorgos, Enzo of Sardinia, Arseny Tarkovsky, Watchman Nee, and Sri Chinmoy.

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Among people born in 1935, Monique Wittig ranks 86Before her are Dominique Venner, Robert Silverberg, Valeri Kubasov, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Bruno Sammartino, and Jerry Orbach. After her are André Brink, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jerry Fodor, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Satoshi Ōmura, and Richard Brautigan. Among people deceased in 2003, Monique Wittig ranks 64Before her are Georg Henrik von Wright, Valentin Pavlov, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Anna Lindh, Carlo Urbani, and Moktar Ould Daddah. After her are Elem Klimov, David Hemmings, Ilan Ramon, Uday Hussein, Michael P. Anderson, and Michael Jeter.

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In France

Among people born in France, Monique Wittig ranks 1,750 out of 5,234Before her are Dominique Vandamme (1770), Robert III, Count of Flanders (1249), Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (1400), Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692), Henri Pitot (1695), and Jacques Balmat (1762). After her are Marie de Gournay (1565), La Goulue (1866), Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien (1641), Jacques Mesrine (1936), Jean-Lambert Tallien (1767), and Charles-François Lebrun (1739).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Monique Wittig ranks 229Before her are Georges Feydeau (1862), Rodulfus Glaber (985), Remy de Gourmont (1858), Gottfried von Strassburg (1180), Théodore de Banville (1823), and Jean-François Marmontel (1723). After her are Marie de Gournay (1565), Anna de Noailles (1876), Pierre Plantard (1920), Robert de Boron (1110), Jean d'Ormesson (1925), and Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844).