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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 351,225 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Robert Faurisson is the 1,412th most popular writer (up from 1,656th in 2019), the 1,114th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,291st in 2019) and the 123rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,412 out of 5,755Before him are Ivan Kotliarevsky, Sadegh Hedayat, Ida Tarbell, Ausiàs March, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, and Josef Čapek. After him are Anna Leonowens, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Johanna Schopenhauer, Thoinot Arbeau, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, and Agrippa d'Aubigné.

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Among people born in 1929, Robert Faurisson ranks 110Before him are Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Eva Schloss, Chespirito, Isabel Sarli, David Kelly, and Lorenzo Buffon. After him are Ira Levin, Fred Phelps, Heiner Müller, José Santamaría, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Vic Morrow. Among people deceased in 2018, Robert Faurisson ranks 73Before him are Thorvald Stoltenberg, Joe Jackson, Samir Amin, Oskar Gröning, Eunice Gayson, and Leon M. Lederman. After him are Aharon Appelfeld, Tom Wolfe, Christine Nöstlinger, James Mirrlees, Hayden White, and John Gavin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 1,114 out of 7,765Before him are Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Thomas Lawrence (1769), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), Matthew Lewis (1775), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), and Rick Astley (1966). After him are Joan Robinson (1903), Emily Blunt (1983), Tim Staffell (1948), Arthur Drewry (1891), Robert Stirling (1790), and Tom Simpson (1937).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Faurisson ranks 123Before him are Samuel Butler (1612), Neil Gaiman (1960), John Dryden (1631), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), Colin Dexter (1930), and Matthew Lewis (1775). After him are Robert Browning (1812), Joseph Needham (1900), James Murray (1837), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Allen Carr (1934), and Michael Moorcock (1939).