Pierre Fournier

1906 - 1986

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Pierre Léon Marie Fournier (24 June 1906 – 8 January 1986) was a French cellist who was called the "aristocrat of cellists," on account of his elegant musicianship and majestic sound. He was born in Paris, the son of a French Army general. His mother taught him to play the piano, but he had a mild case of polio as a child and lost dexterity in his feet and legs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Fournier has received more than 68,025 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Pierre Fournier is the 7,146th most popular politician (up from 7,863rd in 2019), the 2,182nd most popular biography from France (up from 2,269th in 2019) and the 523rd most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Pierre Fournier ranks 7,146 out of 15,710Before him are Bettino Ricasoli, Ivan Šubašić, Władysław Raczkiewicz, Saad Hariri, Albert Sarraut, and Ange-Félix Patassé. After him are Bretislav II, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Henry III, Duke of Bavaria, Vladimir Purishkevich, Giorgi Saakadze, and Şehsuvar Sultan.

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Among people born in 1906, Pierre Fournier ranks 110Before him are William Joyce, Dita Parlo, Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Junio Valerio Borghese, José Figueres Ferrer, and Jean Dieudonné. After him are Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Jack Churchill, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Musa Cälil, Sait Faik Abasıyanık, and James E. Webb. Among people deceased in 1986, Pierre Fournier ranks 87Before him are Christopher Isherwood, André Leroi-Gourhan, Nicholas Kaldor, Elsa Lanchester, Henri Toivonen, and Jorge Alessandri. After him are Arthur Grumiaux, Aleksandr Akimov, Cheikh Anta Diop, Scatman Crothers, Ding Ling, and Phil Lynott.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Fournier ranks 2,182 out of 5,234Before him are Jehan Alain (1911), Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816), Charles de Brosses (1709), Eugène Fromentin (1820), Albert Sarraut (1872), and Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808). After him are Claude Goudimel (1514), Albert Girard (1595), Marina Ginestà (1919), Pōmare IV (1813), Ariane Mnouchkine (1939), and Gaston Paris (1839).


Among politicians born in France, Pierre Fournier ranks 523Before him are Catherine of Burgundy (1378), Maurice Couve de Murville (1907), Pierre Bérégovoy (1925), Théophile Delcassé (1852), Jean-Marc Ayrault (1950), and Albert Sarraut (1872). After him are Marina Ginestà (1919), Pōmare IV (1813), Jacques-François Menou (1750), Robert Surcouf (1773), Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti (1661), and Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria (1374).