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Paul Bocuse

1926 - 2018

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Paul Bocuse (French pronunciation: ​[pɔl bɔkyz]; 11 February 1926 – 20 January 2018) was a French chef based in Lyon who was known for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. A student of Eugénie Brazier, he was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine, which is less opulent and calorific than the traditional cuisine classique, and stresses the importance of fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Bocuse has received more than 1,238,014 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Bocuse is the 1,284th most popular politician (down from 1,232nd in 2019), the 465th most popular biography from France and the 109th most popular French Politician.

Paul Bocuse is a French chef who is most famous for his nouvelle cuisine.

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Among politicians, Paul Bocuse ranks 1,284 out of 15,577Before him are Halford Mackinder, Fredrik Bajer, Henry the Lion, Æthelred the Unready, Totila, and Georgy Lvov. After him are Stateira II, Camille Desmoulins, Walther Funk, Theophilos, Ion Iliescu, and Michelle Bachelet.

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Among people born in 1926, Paul Bocuse ranks 21Before him are Andrzej Wajda, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Chuck Berry, René Goscinny, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Hugh Hefner. After him are Prince Claus of the Netherlands, John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Among people deceased in 2018, Paul Bocuse ranks 16Before him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles K. Kao, Amos Oz, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Philip Roth, and John McCain. After him are Isao Takahata, Stephen Hillenburg, France Gall, Burt Reynolds, Peter Grünberg, and Hubert de Givenchy.

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Among people born in France, Paul Bocuse ranks 465 out of 6,011Before him are Adolphe Adam (1803), Louis, Dauphin of France (1729), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Roger Vadim (1928), François-Noël Babeuf (1760), and Jean Dubuffet (1901). After him are Camille Desmoulins (1760), Gabriel Marcel (1889), Charles Messier (1730), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), and Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727).


Among politicians born in France, Paul Bocuse ranks 109Before him are Marie Louise d’Orléans (1662), Napoléon Louis Bonaparte (1804), Carloman I (751), Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786), and Louis, Dauphin of France (1729). After him are Camille Desmoulins (1760), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Christine Lagarde (1956), Aristide Briand (1862), and Emmanuel Macron (1977).

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