Nicolas Chamfort

1741 - 1794

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Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, known in his adult life as Nicolas Chamfort and as Sébastien Nicolas de Chamfort (French: [ʃɑ̃fɔʁ]; 6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794), was a French writer, best known for his epigrams and aphorisms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Chamfort has received more than 103,697 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Nicolas Chamfort is the 900th most popular writer (up from 1,015th in 2019), the 1,008th most popular biography from France (up from 1,140th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular French Writer.

Nicolas Chamfort was a French writer, journalist, and revolutionary who is most famous for his witty aphorisms.

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Among writers, Nicolas Chamfort ranks 900 out of 5,794Before him are Deepak Chopra, Philip Pullman, Jean Webster, Giambattista Marino, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, and Alexander Griboyedov. After him are Jussi Adler-Olsen, Stesichorus, Bettina von Arnim, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Ahmed Deedat, and B. Traven.

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Among people born in 1741, Nicolas Chamfort ranks 11Before him are Peter Simon Pallas, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, and André Grétry. After him are Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Emperor Momozono, Andrea Luchesi, Benedict Arnold, Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Augustin Barruel. Among people deceased in 1794, Nicolas Chamfort ranks 14Before him are Camille Desmoulins, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, André Chénier, Georges Couthon, and Alexandre de Beauharnais. After him are William Jones, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Augustin Robespierre, Gregory Skovoroda, and Georg Forster.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Chamfort ranks 1,008 out of 5,234Before him are Madame de Brinvilliers (1630), Gabriel Lamé (1795), Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907), Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz (1936), and Marie Louise Gonzaga (1611). After him are Edmond Becquerel (1820), Marcel Carné (1906), Adélaïde of France (1732), Raymond Loewy (1893), Francis, Count of Vendôme (1470), and Pierre Janssen (1824).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Nicolas Chamfort ranks 142Before him are Juliette Récamier (1777), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), André Bazin (1918), Theodore Beza (1519), Laura de Noves (1310), and Jules Renard (1864). After him are Charles Maurras (1868), Eugène Scribe (1791), Jean Giraudoux (1882), Johannes Tauler (1300), Jacques Clément (1567), and Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737).