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 draughtsman, best known for being the principal perpetrator of the elaborate Priory of Sion hoax, 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 232,934 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Pierre Plantard is the 1,603rd most popular writer (up from 1,719th in 2019), the 1,781st most popular biography from France (up from 1,827th in 2019) and the 232nd most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,603 out of 5,794Before him are Lewis Mumford, Eugene Nida, Nina Berberova, Alexander Belyaev, Anna de Noailles, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. After him are Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Bishop, Ken Wilber, Bhāsa, Paul Gerhardt, and Hannah Szenes.

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Among people born in 1920, Pierre Plantard ranks 106Before him are Richard Farnsworth, Marcial Maciel, DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, and Bruno Maderna. After him are Don Taylor, Richard Adams, Gottfried Böhm, Eileen Chang, Heinz Hitler, and Ray Harryhausen. Among people deceased in 2000, Pierre Plantard ranks 63Before him are Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, Lolo Ferrari, Richard Farnsworth, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Ivan Stambolić. After him are Giorgio Bassani, Noboru Takeshita, Baden Powell, Phạm Văn Đồng, Kemal Sunal, and Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 1,781 out of 5,234Before him are Michel Debré (1912), Paul Painlevé (1863), Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753), Louis, Prince of Condé (1668), Felix of Valois (1127), and Anna de Noailles (1876). After him are Guy Roux (1938), David d'Angers (1788), Blandina (101), Louis-Michel van Loo (1707), Henri Wallon (1879), and Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville (1777).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Plantard ranks 232Before him are Gottfried von Strassburg (1180), Théodore de Banville (1823), Jean-François Marmontel (1723), Monique Wittig (1935), Marie de Gournay (1565), and Anna de Noailles (1876). After him are Robert de Boron (1110), Jean d'Ormesson (1925), Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon (1844), Thomas Merton (1915), Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière (1734), and Tristan Corbière (1845).