Paul Verlaine

1844 - 1896

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Paul-Marie Verlaine (; French: [vɛʁlɛn(ə)]; 30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and the Decadent movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Verlaine has received more than 1,007,804 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Paul Verlaine is the 107th most popular writer (up from 117th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from France (up from 127th in 2019) and the 24th most popular French Writer.

Paul Verlaine is most famous for his poetry.

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Among writers, Paul Verlaine ranks 107 out of 5,794Before him are Selma Lagerlöf, André Gide, Ivan Turgenev, Miyamoto Musashi, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Paulo Coelho. After him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Václav Havel, George Sand, François Villon, Nicolas Flamel, and Vladimir Nabokov.

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Among people born in 1844, Paul Verlaine ranks 5Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After him are Anatole France, Mehmed V, Bernadette Soubirous, Henri Rousseau, Ilya Repin, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Alexandra of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1896, Paul Verlaine ranks 2Before him is Alfred Nobel. After him are Clara Schumann, Anton Bruckner, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, William Morris, Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Verlaine ranks 106 out of 5,234Before him are Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Albert Schweitzer (1875), and Louis XII of France (1462). After him are Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis Braille (1809), George Sand (1804), Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663), Charles VII of France (1403), and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Paul Verlaine ranks 24Before him are Romain Rolland (1866), Marquis de Sade (1740), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Octave Mirbeau (1848), François Rabelais (1494), and André Gide (1869). After him are George Sand (1804), François Villon (1431), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Anatole France (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), and Jean Cocteau (1889).