Raymond Queneau

1903 - 1976

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Raymond Queneau (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ kəno]; 21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, critic, editor and co-founder and president of Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), notable for his wit and cynical humour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Queneau has received more than 229,621 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Raymond Queneau is the 636th most popular writer (up from 645th in 2019), the 721st most popular biography from France (down from 720th in 2019) and the 108th most popular French Writer.

Raymond Queneau is most famous for his novel Zazie dans le métro, which has been translated into English as Zazie in the Metro.

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Among writers, Raymond Queneau ranks 636 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Harris, Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Eugène Sue, and L. Ron Hubbard. After him are Ausonius, Vātsyāyana, Columella, Jean Froissart, Hind bint Utbah, and Carlo Gozzi.

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Among people born in 1903, Raymond Queneau ranks 33Before him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Karl Hanke, Georg Elser, Kane Tanaka, Nikolai Podgorny, and The French Angel. After him are Maud Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Irène Némirovsky, Mustafa Barzani, Fahri Korutürk, and Igor Kurchatov. Among people deceased in 1976, Raymond Queneau ranks 24Before him are Ulrike Meinhof, Alexander Calder, Henrik Dam, Joachim Peiper, Eyvind Johnson, and Jacques Monod. After him are Rudolf Bultmann, Benjamin Graham, Zhu De, Leopold Ružička, Choe Yong-gon, and Anneliese Michel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Raymond Queneau ranks 721 out of 5,234Before him are Alexandre Millerand (1859), Françoise Hardy (1944), Julie Clary (1771), Charles-François Daubigny (1817), François Fénelon (1651), and Eugène Sue (1804). After him are Ausonius (310), Rudolph of France (890), Jean Froissart (1337), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), Philippe de Vitry (1291), and Guillaume de Nogaret (1260).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Raymond Queneau ranks 108Before him are Adam de la Halle (1245), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), Edmond Rostand (1868), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Loti (1850), and Eugène Sue (1804). After him are Ausonius (310), Jean Froissart (1337), Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), and Marie de France (1101).