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Octave Mirbeau

1848 - 1917

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Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French novelist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, journalist and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success among the public, whilst still appealing to the literary and artistic avant-garde with highly transgressive novels that explored violence, abuse and psychological detachment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Octave Mirbeau has received more than 161,605 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Octave Mirbeau is the 49th most popular writer (up from 86th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from France (up from 80th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Writer.

Octave Mirbeau is most famous for his novel, The Torture Garden.

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Among writers, Octave Mirbeau ranks 49 out of 5,755Before him are Jane Austen, Aristophanes, Euripides, Mark Twain, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sappho. After him are Arthur Conan Doyle, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, Hesiod, Gabriel García Márquez, and Daniel Defoe.

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Among people born in 1848, Octave Mirbeau ranks 2Before him is Paul Gauguin. After him are Vilfredo Pareto, Gottlob Frege, Otto Lilienthal, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Gustave Caillebotte, Otto of Bavaria, Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Hugo de Vries, and Tōgō Heihachirō. Among people deceased in 1917, Octave Mirbeau ranks 2Before him is Émile Durkheim. After him are Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, and Buffalo Bill.

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In France

Among people born in France, Octave Mirbeau ranks 45 out of 6,011Before him are Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Louis XIII of France (1601), and Édouard Manet (1832). After him are Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Émile Zola (1840), Claudius (-10), and Brigitte Bardot (1934).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Octave Mirbeau ranks 12Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), and Simone de Beauvoir (1908). After him are Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Charles Perrault (1628), and Romain Rolland (1866).