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Pierre de Ronsard

1524 - 1585

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Pierre de Ronsard (French pronunciation: [pjɛʁ də ʁɔ̃saʁ]; 11 September 1524 – 27 December 1585) was a French poet or, as his own generation in France called him, a "prince of poets". Ronsard was born at Manoir de la Possonnière in the village of Couture-sur-Loir, Vendômois. His father served Francis I as maître d'hôtel du roi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre de Ronsard has received more than 292,451 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Pierre de Ronsard is the 695th most popular writer (down from 534th in 2019), the 803rd most popular biography from France (down from 611th in 2019) and the 114th most popular French Writer.

Pierre de Ronsard was a French poet and writer. He is most famous for his poems, which were published in the 16th century.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Pierre de Ronsard ranks 695 out of 5,755Before him are Vātsyāyana, Alexander Pope, Max Frisch, Ninon de l'Enclos, Jaroslav Seifert, and Hugo Ball. After him are Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Władysław Reymont, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neal Cassady, Berossus, and Carlos Fuentes.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1524, Pierre de Ronsard ranks 3Before him are Selim II and Luís de Camões. After him are Diego de Landa, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Joseph Nasi, Louise Labé, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, Rani Durgavati, François Hotman, and Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Mecklenburg. Among people deceased in 1585, Pierre de Ronsard ranks 4Before him are Pope Gregory XIII, Ismihan Sultan, and Yermak Timofeyevich. After him are Andrea Gabrieli, Thomas Tallis, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Rembert Dodoens, Luca Cambiaso, and Nicolò da Ponte.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre de Ronsard ranks 803 out of 6,011Before him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), Émile Loubet (1838), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Bertrada of Laon (720), Childebert III (678), and Ninon de l'Enclos (1620). After him are Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804), René Coty (1882), Fulk, King of Jerusalem (1092), Ariovistus (-101), Jules Grévy (1807), and Jean Moulin (1899).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre de Ronsard ranks 114Before him are Raymond Queneau (1903), Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Boulle (1912), Alain-René Lesage (1668), and Ninon de l'Enclos (1620). After him are Jean Froissart (1337), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Marie de France (1101), and George Steiner (1929).