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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 2,759,933 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicolas Flamel is the 104th most popular writer (up from 112th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from France (up from 115th in 2019) and the 23rd 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 104 out of 5,755Before him are José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, André Gide, Charles Bukowski, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are Cato the Elder, Anatole France, Boris Pasternak, Du Fu, François Rabelais, and Samuel Beckett.

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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, Radu I of Wallachia, and Francesc Eiximenis. 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 110 out of 6,011Before him are André Gide (1869), Philippe Pétain (1856), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), and Georges Danton (1759). After him are Pope Clement V (1264), Albert Schweitzer (1875), Philip II of France (1165), Anatole France (1844), Saint Sebastian (300), and Rudolf Diesel (1858).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Nicolas Flamel ranks 23Before him are Charles Perrault (1628), Romain Rolland (1866), Marquis de Sade (1740), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), George Sand (1804), and André Gide (1869). After him are Anatole France (1844), François Rabelais (1494), François Villon (1431), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Paul Verlaine (1844), and Alexandre Dumas fils (1824).