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Pierre de Marivaux

1688 - 1763

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Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ kaʁlɛ də ʃɑ̃blɛ̃ də maʁivo]; 4 February 1688 – 12 February 1763), commonly referred to as Marivaux, was a French playwright and novelist. He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are Le Triomphe de l'amour, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard and Les Fausses Confidences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre de Marivaux has received more than 198,694 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre de Marivaux is the 1,210th most popular writer (down from 450th in 2019), the 1,399th most popular biography from France (down from 516th in 2019) and the 180th most popular French Writer.

Pierre de Marivaux is most famous for his play, "The Game of Love and Chance," which is a comedy about a man who tries to win the heart of a woman by playing cards.

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Among writers, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 1,210 out of 5,755Before him are David Grossman, Shammai, Dean Koontz, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Timaeus of Locri. After him are Achilles Tatius, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Aristophanes of Byzantium, James Anderson, Shi Nai'an, and Aelius Aristides.

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Among people born in 1688, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 11Before him are Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Juraj Jánošík, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, and Giuseppe Castiglione. After him are Domenico Zipoli, Stede Bonnet, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Antonio Corradini, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, and Marie Victoire de Noailles. Among people deceased in 1763, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 6Before him are Augustus III of Poland, Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, and Cao Xueqin. After him are Peter Forsskål, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, and Marco Foscarini.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 1,399 out of 6,011Before him are Queen Anne of Romania (1923), René Arnoux (1948), Nathalie Baye (1948), Henry II, Duke of Lorraine (1563), Jean-Pierre Papin (1963), and Marie Anne de Bourbon (1666). After him are François Pinault (1936), Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (1645), Armand Peugeot (1849), Jacques Laffite (1943), Ernest Meissonier (1815), and Étienne Marcel (1315).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 180Before him are Léon Werth (1878), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Henri Murger (1822), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Paul Bourget (1852), and Roger Caillois (1913). After him are Vivant Denon (1747), Victorien Sardou (1831), Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1893), Régis Debray (1940), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), and Odo of Cluny (878).