Robert Faurisson

1929 - 2018

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Robert Faurisson (French: [foʁisɔ̃]; born Robert Faurisson Aitken; 25 January 1929 – 21 October 2018) was a British-born French academic who became best known for Holocaust denial. Faurisson generated much controversy with a number of articles published in the Journal of Historical Review and elsewhere, and by letters to French newspapers, especially Le Monde, which contradicted the history of the Holocaust by denying the existence of gas chambers in Nazi death camps, the systematic killing of European Jews using gas during the Second World War, and the authenticity of The Diary of Anne Frank. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Faurisson has received more than 424,478 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Robert Faurisson is the 1,598th most popular writer (down from 1,402nd in 2019), the 1,235th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,110th in 2019) and the 141st most popular British Writer.

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Notable Works

A-t-on lu Lautréamont?
Ich suchte - und fand die Wahrheit
Mémoire en défense
Réponse à Jean-Claude Pressac
Is the Diary of Anne Frank Genuine ?
A-t-on lu Rimbaud?


Among writers, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,598 out of 7,302Before him are Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Arnaldur Indriðason, Natalie Clifford Barney, Yaşar Kemal, Mário de Andrade, and Rafael Sabatini. After him are Jan Guillou, David Albahari, Charles Paul de Kock, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Robert Desnos.

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Among people born in 1929, Robert Faurisson ranks 128Before him are Dina bint Abdul-Hamid, Don Murray, Filaret, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Whitey Bulger, and Fred Phelps. After him are Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Rafael Eitan, Édouard Balladur, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Gabriel Urgebadze, and Ira Levin. Among people deceased in 2018, Robert Faurisson ranks 81Before him are Henri Michel, Samir Amin, Whitey Bulger, James Mirrlees, Odvar Nordli, and Richard Pipes. After him are Uri Avnery, Hayden White, Aharon Appelfeld, Fernando del Paso, Keith O'Brien, and Oliver Dragojević.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,235 out of 8,785Before him are Ciarán Hinds (1953), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), John Hunter (1728), James Faulkner (1948), and Joseph Banks (1743). After him are John Entwistle (1944), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), William McDougall (1871), Ebenezer Howard (1850), and Anthony Daniels (1946).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 141Before him are Michael Moorcock (1939), Hugh Lofting (1886), Sister Nivedita (1867), Alistair MacLean (1922), Ruth Rendell (1930), and Alasdair Gray (1934). After him are A. S. Byatt (1936), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Joseph Needham (1900), Walafrid Strabo (808), Edward Lear (1812), and Barbara Cartland (1901).