Nicolas Flamel

1330 - 1425

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Nicolas Flamel (French: [nikɔla flamɛl]; c. 1330 – 22 March 1418) was a French scribe and manuscript-seller. After his death, Flamel developed a reputation as an alchemist believed to have created and discovered the philosopher's stone and to have thereby achieved immortality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolas Flamel has received more than 2,464,932 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nicolas Flamel is the 112th most popular writer (up from 133rd in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from France (up from 146th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Writer.

Nicolas Flamel was a French alchemist who is most famous for creating the Philosopher's Stone.

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Among writers, Nicolas Flamel ranks 112 out of 5,794Before him are Paulo Coelho, Paul Verlaine, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Václav Havel, George Sand, and François Villon. After him are Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, Anatole France, Alexandre Dumas fils, Ismail I, and Jean Cocteau.

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Among people born in 1330, Nicolas Flamel ranks 1After him are Edward the Black Prince, Gongmin of Goryeo, Luo Guanzhong, Robert III of Scotland, Peter Parler, Louis II, Count of Flanders, Altichiero, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Lala Şahin Pasha, Francesc Eiximenis, and André Beauneveu. Among people deceased in 1425, Nicolas Flamel ranks 1After him are Manuel II Palaiologos, Hongxi Emperor, Vasily I of Moscow, Charles III of Navarre, Lorenzo Monaco, Jean de Béthencourt, John III, Duke of Bavaria, Bonne of Artois, Catherine of Burgundy, Madhava of Sangamagrama, and Ashikaga Yoshikazu.

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In France

Among people born in France, Nicolas Flamel ranks 115 out of 5,234Before him are George Sand (1804), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), and François Villon (1431). After him are Joseph Fourier (1768), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Jacques Lacan (1901), Philippe Pétain (1856), Anatole France (1844), and Louis XVII of France (1785).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Nicolas Flamel ranks 27Before him are Octave Mirbeau (1848), François Rabelais (1494), André Gide (1869), Paul Verlaine (1844), George Sand (1804), and François Villon (1431). After him are Anatole France (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and André Breton (1896).