Pierre de Marivaux

1688 - 1763

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Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (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 149,708 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Pierre de Marivaux is the 450th most popular writer (up from 1,108th in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from France (up from 1,241st in 2019) and the 79th 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 450 out of 5,794Before him are Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ilya Ehrenburg, Enid Blyton, Comte de Lautréamont, Johannes V. Jensen, and William S. Burroughs. After him are Henri Barbusse, Sayyid Qutb, Lysias, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, and Herta Müller.

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Among people born in 1688, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 6Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Nader Shah, and Alexander Pope. After him are Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, James Francis Edward Stuart, Juraj Jánošík, Giuseppe Castiglione, and Stede Bonnet. Among people deceased in 1763, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 2Before him is Augustus III of Poland. After him are Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Cao Xueqin, Peter Forsskål, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Marco Foscarini, and Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 517 out of 5,234Before him are Allan Kardec (1804), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Baldwin II of Jerusalem (1060), Paul Barras (1755), Hugues de Payens (1074), and Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882). After him are Pierre Boulez (1925), Henri Barbusse (1873), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), René Laennec (1781), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), and Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre de Marivaux ranks 79Before him are Françoise Sagan (1935), Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Jacques Hébert (1757), André Maurois (1885), Alfred de Musset (1810), and Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636). After him are Henri Barbusse (1873), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), Louis Aragon (1897), Gérard de Nerval (1808), and Anaïs Nin (1903).