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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, art collector 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 168,886 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Robert de Montesquiou is the 1,335th most popular writer (up from 1,463rd in 2019), the 1,469th most popular biography from France and the 192nd most popular French Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 1,335 out of 5,794Before him are Rex Stout, Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Juliusz Słowacki, Hieronymus of Cardia, Robin Hobb, and Ibn al-Nadim. After him are Kâtip Çelebi, Thomas Chatterton, Khaled Hosseini, Erich Segal, Joanot Martorell, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1855, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 16Before him are Eleanor Marx, Ernest Chausson, Paul Deschanel, Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal, Arthur Nikisch, and Robert Koldewey. After him are Anatoly Lyadov, Inukai Tsuyoshi, Vlaho Bukovac, Paul-Jacques Curie, Georges Rodenbach, and Živojin Mišić. Among people deceased in 1921, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 31Before him are Nikolay Zhukovsky, Vladimir Korolenko, William II of Württemberg, Karl von Bülow, Oscar Montelius, and Ignác Goldziher. After him are Prince Louis of Battenberg, Ivan Vazov, Matthias Erzberger, Nikolay Gumilyov, Georges Feydeau, and Živojin Mišić.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 1,469 out of 5,234Before him are Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1604), Marcel Renault (1872), Lothair II of Italy (1000), Matilda of Boulogne (1103), Jacques Laffite (1943), and Jacqueline Boyer (1941). After him are Franck Ribéry (1983), Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491), Frank Darabont (1959), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), Balthasar Gérard (1557), and Théodule-Armand Ribot (1839).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Robert de Montesquiou ranks 192Before him are Jean-Claude Carrière (1931), Catherine de Bourbon (1559), François de Malherbe (1555), Georges Duhamel (1884), Anne Desclos (1907), and Maurice Barrès (1862). After him are Léon Werth (1878), Régis Debray (1940), Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Léo Taxil (1854), and Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808).