Natalie Clifford Barney

1876 - 1972

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Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972) was an American playwright, poet and novelist who lived as an expatriate in Paris. Barney's salon was held at her home at 20 rue Jacob in Paris's Left Bank for more than 60 years and brought together writers and artists from around the world, including many leading figures in French literature along with American and British Modernists of the Lost Generation. She worked to promote writing by women and formed a "Women's Academy" (L'Académie des Femmes) in response to the all-male French Academy while also giving support and inspiration to male writers from Remy de Gourmont to Truman Capote.She was openly lesbian and began publishing love poems to women under her own name as early as 1900, considering scandal as "the best way of getting rid of nuisances" (meaning heterosexual attention from young men). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Natalie Clifford Barney has received more than 419,095 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Natalie Clifford Barney is the 1,518th most popular writer (down from 1,428th in 2019), the 1,870th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,658th in 2019) and the 178th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Natalie Clifford Barney ranks 1,518 out of 5,794Before her are Donald E. Westlake, René Char, Marilyn vos Savant, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Wolfgang Borchert, and Ole Nydahl. After her are Marin Držić, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Kathrine Switzer, Cornell Woolrich, and Elizabeth George.

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Among people born in 1876, Natalie Clifford Barney ranks 50Before her are August Sander, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Ziya Gökalp, Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark, Julio González, and Prince Harald of Denmark. After her are Walter Sydney Adams, Fevzi Çakmak, Edvard Eriksen, Alvin Kraenzlein, Irving Baxter, and Anna de Noailles. Among people deceased in 1972, Natalie Clifford Barney ranks 49Before her are Emil Maurice, Josep Samitier, Stephen Timoshenko, Harlow Shapley, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and Henry de Montherlant. After her are Bronislava Nijinska, Jules Romains, William Dieterle, Watchman Nee, Martiros Saryan, and Ghassan Kanafani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Natalie Clifford Barney ranks 1,870 out of 15,968Before her are Richard Rodgers (1902), Beyoncé (1981), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Selena (1971), Annie Leibovitz (1949), and Edward C. Prescott (1940). After her are Paul L. Modrich (1946), Kirstie Alley (1951), Richard Farnsworth (1920), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Cornell Woolrich (1903), and Elizabeth George (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Natalie Clifford Barney ranks 178Before her are Jane Jacobs (1916), Samuel R. Delany (1942), Robert Wilson (1941), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Marilyn vos Savant (1946). After her are Cornell Woolrich (1903), Elizabeth George (1949), Robert Silverberg (1935), John Edward Williams (1922), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), and James Bond (1900).