Philippe de Commines

1447 - 1511

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Philippe de Commines (or de Commynes or "Philippe de Comines"; Latin: Philippus Cominaeus; 1447 – 18 October 1511) was a writer and diplomat in the courts of Burgundy and France. He has been called "the first truly modern writer" (Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve) and "the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe de Commines has received more than 60,535 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Philippe de Commines is the 1,868th most popular writer (down from 1,621st in 2019), the 2,057th most popular biography from France (down from 1,729th in 2019) and the 271st most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Philippe de Commines ranks 1,868 out of 5,794Before him are Catherine of Bologna, Avitus of Vienne, Dorothy Parker, Alexandre Benois, Zeki Müren, and Frans Sammut. After him are Jean-Jacques Ampère, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Juvencus, Sergei Dovlatov, Morgan Robertson, and Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire.

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Among people born in 1447, Philippe de Commines ranks 6Before him are Bayezid II, Chenghua Emperor, Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Catherine of Genoa, and Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. After him is Pietro Riario. Among people deceased in 1511, Philippe de Commines ranks 2Before him is Johannes Tinctoris. After him are Kemal Reis, Nicolás de Ovando, Oliviero Carafa, and Ashikaga Yoshizumi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe de Commines ranks 2,057 out of 5,234Before him are Ravachol (1859), Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle (1775), Michel Leiris (1901), Albert Vanhoye (1923), Avitus of Vienne (450), and Sébastien Bourdon (1616). After him are Jean-Jacques Ampère (1800), Marie Victoire de Noailles (1688), Danielle Mitterrand (1924), Germanus of Auxerre (378), André Tardieu (1876), and César Baldaccini (1921).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Philippe de Commines ranks 271Before him are Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740), Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786), François Coppée (1842), François Pierre La Varenne (1618), Michel Leiris (1901), and Avitus of Vienne (450). After him are Jean-Jacques Ampère (1800), Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire (1802), Christian Jacq (1947), Jean Paulhan (1884), René Crevel (1900), and Julien Gracq (1910).