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Robert de Montesquiou

1855 - 1921

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Marie Joseph Robert Anatole, comte de Montesquiou-Fézensac (7 March 1855, Paris – 11 December 1921, Menton) was a French aesthete, Symbolist poet, painter, art collector, art interpreter, and dandy. He is reputed to have been the inspiration both for Jean des Esseintes in Joris-Karl Huysmans' À rebours (1884) and, most famously, for the Baron de Charlus in Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–1927). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert de Montesquiou has received more than 247,549 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Robert de Montesquiou is the 1,047th most popular writer (up from 1,335th in 2019), the 1,205th most popular biography from France (up from 1,466th in 2019) and the 157th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 1,047 out of 5,755Before him are Al-Mutanabbi, Bulat Okudzhava, Sonia Rykiel, Ellen Key, Bharata Muni, and Khachatur Abovian. After him are Natalie Clifford Barney, D. T. Suzuki, Meša Selimović, N. F. S. Grundtvig, Ernst Barlach, and Fredric Brown.

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Among people born in 1855, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 13Before him are Ernest Chausson, Eleanor Marx, Percival Lowell, Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Paul Deschanel, and Ned Kelly. After him are Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal, Arthur Nikisch, Robert Koldewey, Paul-Jacques Curie, Georges Rodenbach, and Axel Paulsen. Among people deceased in 1921, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 25Before him are William II of Württemberg, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, `Abdu'l-Bahá, Julius Richard Petri, Ignác Goldziher, and Eugen Dühring. After him are Karl von Bülow, Fernand Khnopff, Vladimir Korolenko, Oscar Montelius, Hara Takashi, and Mykola Leontovych.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 1,205 out of 6,011Before him are Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (1819), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Sonia Rykiel (1930), Gérard Mourou (1944), Louis Jourdan (1921), and Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey (1754). After him are Maurice Ronet (1927), Lúcio Costa (1902), Paul Sérusier (1864), Jean Bart (1650), Guy, Count of Flanders (1226), and Walter Sans Avoir (1050).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 157Before him are Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), Nicolas Chamfort (1741), Johannes Tauler (1300), Comtessa de Dia (1175), Julien Green (1900), and Sonia Rykiel (1930). After him are Adalberon (947), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Marcel Pagnol (1895), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Jean Giraudoux (1882), and Pierre Larousse (1817).