Pierre Larousse

1817 - 1875

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Pierre Athanase Larousse (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ atanaz laʁus]; 23 October 1817 – 3 January 1875) was a French grammarian, lexicographer and encyclopaedist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Larousse has received more than 61,239 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Larousse is the 943rd most popular writer (up from 1,094th in 2019), the 1,066th most popular biography from France (up from 1,276th in 2019) and the 140th most popular French Writer.

Pierre Larousse is most famous for publishing a French dictionary.

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Notable Works

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Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXe siècle
Language Arts & Disciplines
Over 5100 pre-1901 English and foreign-language dictionaries, with author, date, language, and subject access.
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Among writers, Pierre Larousse ranks 943 out of 7,302Before him are Joyce Carol Oates, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Leconte de Lisle, Rustichello da Pisa, Nellie Bly, and James Jones. After him are Rubén Darío, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Hans Sachs, L. Frank Baum, Alexandra David-Néel, and Vātsyāyana.

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Among people born in 1817, Pierre Larousse ranks 13Before him are Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Charles-François Daubigny, Niels Gade, Syed Ahmad Khan, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen. After him are Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Theodor Storm, Austen Henry Layard, and Hermann Lotze. Among people deceased in 1875, Pierre Larousse ranks 16Before him are John Edward Gray, Heinrich Louis d'Arrest, Moses Hess, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, and Charles Wheatstone. After him are Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 12th Dalai Lama, Amalia of Oldenburg, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Jacques Paul Migne, and Francis V, Duke of Modena.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Larousse ranks 1,066 out of 6,770Before him are Richard Avenarius (1843), Richard III, Duke of Normandy (1001), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Aimery of Cyprus (1172), Aimé Bonpland (1773), and Joseph Liouville (1809). After him are Madame de Brinvilliers (1630), Lazare Hoche (1768), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (1208), and Claude Jade (1948).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Larousse ranks 140Before him are Charles Nodier (1780), Julien Green (1900), Eugène Scribe (1791), Maurice Druon (1918), Jacques Clément (1567), and Jean de La Bruyère (1645). After him are Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Johannes Tauler (1300), George Steiner (1929), Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Victorien Sardou (1831), and Heinrich Kramer (1430).