WRITER

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 326,159 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Faurisson is the 1,657th most popular writer (down from 1,539th in 2019), the 1,291st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,162nd in 2019) and the 148th most popular British Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,657 out of 5,794Before him are R. L. Stine, Ion Luca Caragiale, Masaoka Shiki, Olaus Petri, Martin of Opava, and Thomas Merton. After him are Jan Długosz, Jonas Lie, Antonio de Nebrija, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Colin Dexter, and Manuel Puig.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Robert Faurisson ranks 119Before him are Isabel Sarli, John Polanyi, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Sam Nujoma, Menahem Golan, and Anne Meara. After him are Branko Zebec, Alexis Weissenberg, Édouard Balladur, Kateb Yacine, Carlos Lacoste, and Carlo Ubbiali. Among people deceased in 2018, Robert Faurisson ranks 87Before him are Hayden White, Dorothy Malone, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Bruno Sammartino, and Aharon Appelfeld. After him are James Mirrlees, Belisario Betancur, Uri Avnery, Robert Morris, Alan Baker, and Michael Anderson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,291 out of 6,924Before him are Catherine Eddowes (1842), William Caxton (1422), Sarah Brightman (1960), Julian Glover (1935), Robert Pattinson (1986), and Claire Forlani (1971). After him are Gordon Ramsay (1966), Jon Anderson (1944), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), David Warner (1941), and Ian Anderson (1947).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 148Before him are John Gay (1685), Robert Southey (1774), Neil Gaiman (1960), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Brian Aldiss (1925), and William Caxton (1422). After him are Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), Richard Adams (1920), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), and Gerald Gardner (1884).