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Pierre Plantard

1920 - 2000

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Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair (born Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard, 18 March 1920 – 3 February 2000) was a French technical drawer, best known for being the principal fabricator of the Priory of Sion hoax, by which he claimed from the 1960s onwards that he was a male line Merovingian descendant of Dagobert II and the "Great Monarch" prophesied by Nostradamus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Plantard has received more than 252,557 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre Plantard is the 1,742nd most popular writer (down from 1,602nd in 2019), the 1,963rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,778th in 2019) and the 249th most popular French Writer.

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.78

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  • 1.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,742 out of 5,755Before him are Cristóbal de Morales, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Konstantin Ushinsky, Robert Cialdini, Sophie de Condorcet, and Jurji Zaydan. After him are Constantijn Huygens, Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu, Horacio Quiroga, Edward Lear, João de Barros, and Mór Jókai.

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Among people born in 1920, Pierre Plantard ranks 110Before him are Luisa Cuesta, Roberto Calvi, DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Heinz Hitler, and Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy. After him are Eileen Chang, Tonino Guerra, José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell, Peggy Lee, Martine Carol, and Abe Lenstra. Among people deceased in 2000, Pierre Plantard ranks 72Before him are Phạm Văn Đồng, Claude Sautet, Barbara Cartland, Libertad Lamarque, Franck Pourcel, and Jacques Chaban-Delmas. After him are Ahmet Kaya, Roger Peyrefitte, Hubert Maga, Domingos da Guia, Charles M. Schulz, and Yasuo Suzuki.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,963 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714), Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (1257), Sophie de Condorcet (1764), Hugh Magnus (1007), Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy (1920), and François Furet (1927). After him are Henri Duparc (1848), Catherine Spaak (1945), Pierre Reverdy (1889), Louis-Michel van Loo (1707), Léon Brillouin (1889), and Marie-Christine Barrault (1944).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 249Before him are Rodulfus Glaber (985), Henri de Régnier (1864), François Pierre La Varenne (1618), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Jules Romains (1885), and Sophie de Condorcet (1764). After him are Pierre Reverdy (1889), Marcel Schwob (1867), Christian Jacq (1947), Thomas Merton (1915), Théodore de Banville (1823), and Joseph Joubert (1754).