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Philippe Soupault

1897 - 1990

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Philippe Soupault (2 August 1897 – 12 March 1990) was a French writer and poet, novelist, critic, and political activist. He was active in Dadaism and later was instrumental in founding the Surrealist movement with André Breton. Soupault initiated the periodical Littérature together with writers Breton and Louis Aragon in Paris in 1919, which, for many, marks the beginnings of Surrealism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Soupault has received more than 86,153 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Philippe Soupault is the 1,401st most popular writer (down from 1,233rd in 2019), the 1,598th most popular biography from France (down from 1,383rd in 2019) and the 200th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Philippe Soupault ranks 1,401 out of 5,755Before him are Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pehr Henrik Ling, Hieronymus of Cardia, Marcus Garvey, Lord Alfred Douglas, and A. E. van Vogt. After him are Martin Gardner, Colin Dexter, Matthew Lewis, Gavrila Derzhavin, Ivan Kotliarevsky, and Sadegh Hedayat.

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Among people born in 1897, Philippe Soupault ranks 72Before him are Elijah Muhammad, Sidney Bechet, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Judith Anderson, Jean Epstein, and Thornton Wilder. After him are Sepp Herberger, Hans Speidel, Mukhtar Auezov, Ana Aslan, Johann Rattenhuber, and Károly Kerényi. Among people deceased in 1990, Philippe Soupault ranks 53Before him are Ugo Tognazzi, Alexander Pechersky, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Reinaldo Arenas, Yiannis Ritsos, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After him are Sammy Davis Jr., John Stewart Bell, Viktor Tsoi, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, Hussein Onn, and Jim Henson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe Soupault ranks 1,598 out of 6,011Before him are Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839), Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880), Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Michel Debré (1912), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), and Kylian Mbappé (1998). After him are Pierre Levegh (1905), Raymond Poulidor (1936), Adela of Normandy (1065), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), Marcel Renault (1872), and Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Philippe Soupault ranks 200Before him are Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911), Adam de la Halle (1245), Marie Anne Lenormand (1772), Tomi Ungerer (1931), Henry de Montherlant (1895), and Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880). After him are Thoinot Arbeau (1520), Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808), Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), Louise Labé (1524), Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), and Blaise de Vigenère (1523).