Pierre Larousse

1817 - 1875

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Pierre Athanase Larousse (October 23, 1817 – January 3, 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 42,922 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Pierre Larousse is the 1,151st most popular writer (down from 1,144th in 2019), the 1,289th most popular biography from France (down from 1,275th in 2019) and the 170th most popular French Writer.

Pierre Larousse is most famous for publishing a French dictionary.

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Among writers, Pierre Larousse ranks 1,151 out of 5,794Before him are Leonid Andreyev, Fernando Arrabal, Albert Barillé, Zenodotus, Bernardino de Sahagún, and Charles Péguy. After him are Michel Verne, Anton Praetorius, Ivan Cankar, Blaise Cendrars, Jan Guillou, and Chinua Achebe.

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Among people born in 1817, Pierre Larousse ranks 13Before him are Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Charles-François Daubigny, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Syed Ahmad Khan, Niels Gade, and Princess Clémentine of Orléans. After him are Theodor Storm, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Albert von Kölliker, Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, Joseph Dalton Hooker, and Austen Henry Layard. Among people deceased in 1875, Pierre Larousse ranks 19Before him are Moses Hess, 12th Dalai Lama, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francis V, Duke of Modena, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. After him are Charles Wheatstone, Heinrich Schwabe, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Jacques Paul Migne, Guillaume Henri Dufour, and Eduard Mörike.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Larousse ranks 1,289 out of 5,234Before him are John III of Navarre (1477), Odile of Alsace (662), Benedict of Aniane (750), Charles Péguy (1873), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), and Jean Clouet (1480). After him are Michel Verne (1861), Louis, Count of Évreux (1276), François Louis, Prince of Conti (1664), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), and Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Larousse ranks 170Before him are B. H. Liddell Hart (1895), Jean Giono (1895), Léon Bloy (1846), Adalberon (947), Michel Butor (1926), and Charles Péguy (1873). After him are Michel Verne (1861), Joseph Bédier (1864), Sonia Rykiel (1930), Michel Tournier (1924), Xavier de Maistre (1763), and Alain-Fournier (1886).