Pierre Plantard

1920 - 2000

Pierre Plantard

Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair (born Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard, 18 March 1920 – 3 February 2000) was a French draughtsman, best known for being the principal perpetrator of the alleged hoax Priory of Sion, by which he claimed from the 1960s onwards that he was a direct and legitimate 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 165,395 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,723rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,721 out of 4,883Before him are Boris Pahor, Lord Alfred Douglas, Sri Chinmoy, Abbot Oliba, Michel Zevaco, and Marcel Achard. After him are Felice Romani, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Philippe Quinault, Fritz Gerlich, Lu You, and Abdul-Qādir Bedil.

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Among people born in 1920, Pierre Plantard ranks 106Before him are Richard Adams, Constanze Manziarly, Ricardo Montalbán, Eileen Chang, Bruno Maderna, and Heinz Hitler. After him are Saul Bass, Renato Carosone, Ray Harryhausen, DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, and Richard Farnsworth. Among people deceased in 2000, Pierre Plantard ranks 70Before him are A. E. van Vogt, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Lolo Ferrari, Giorgio Bassani, Anatoly Sobchak, and Maurice Richard. After him are Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, Richard Farnsworth, Patrick O'Brian, Claude Sautet, and Hendrik Casimir.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,829 out of 4,109Before him are Alain Juppé (1945), Melitta Bentz (1873), Jacques Ellul (1912), Henri Delaunay (1883), Henry I, Count of Champagne (1127), and Marcel Achard (1899). After him are Jean-Marie Villot (1905), Queen Anne of Romania (1923), Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1284), François Furet (1927), William Iron Arm (1010), and Philippe Quinault (1635).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 241Before him are Marcel Schwob (1867), Robert Brasillach (1909), Pierre Lemaitre (1951), Henri Desgrange (1865), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), and Marcel Achard (1899). After him are Philippe Quinault (1635), Hincmar (806), Jean d'Ormesson (1925), Rodulfus Glaber (985), Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis (1746), and Jean François Paul de Gondi (1613).

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