Paul Bourget

1852 - 1935

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Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (French: [buʁʒɛ]; 2 September 1852 – 25 December 1935) was a French poet, novelist and critic. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. Paul Bourget was born in Amiens, France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Bourget has received more than 126,980 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Paul Bourget is the 1,048th most popular writer (up from 1,190th in 2019), the 1,187th most popular biography from France (up from 1,375th in 2019) and the 158th most popular French Writer.

Paul Bourget is most famous for his novels, especially his first novel "The Disciple of Saint Anthony."

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

André Cornélis
Essais de psychologie contemporaine
Accessible book, France, French literature
Accessible book
Social life and customs, Description and travel, Accessible book
Le disciple
Un divorce


Among writers, Paul Bourget ranks 1,048 out of 7,302Before him are Thomas Mayne Reid, Chinua Achebe, Michel Tournier, Thomas Malory, Emil Ludwig, and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. After him are Emanuel Schikaneder, Giambattista Marino, Henri Troyat, Tess Gerritsen, Ján Kollár, and Martin Andersen Nexø.

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Among people born in 1852, Paul Bourget ranks 24Before him are Ferdinand von Lindemann, Alice Liddell, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, H. H. Asquith, Tewfik Pasha, and Terauchi Masatake. After him are Calamity Jane, Julius Richard Petri, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Hipólito Yrigoyen, Christian Krohg, and Victor Adler. Among people deceased in 1935, Paul Bourget ranks 38Before him are Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Johan Halvorsen, Panait Istrati, John Macleod, Aron Nimzowitsch, and Anna Ancher. After him are Rashid Rida, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Magnus Hirschfeld, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, Ma Barker, and Kurt Tucholsky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Bourget ranks 1,187 out of 6,770Before him are Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749), Émile Bernard (1868), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Tancred of Hauteville (980), Michel Tournier (1924), and Émile Gallé (1846). After him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737), Arnulf of Metz (582), Édouard Vuillard (1868), Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346), Thomas, Count of Savoy (1178), and François Cluzet (1955).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Paul Bourget ranks 158Before him are André Bazin (1918), Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), B. H. Liddell Hart (1895), Paulinus of Nola (354), Marcel Pagnol (1895), and Michel Tournier (1924). After him are Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), Sonia Rykiel (1930), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Charles Péguy (1873), Jean Giono (1895), and Alain-Fournier (1886).