Roland Topor

1938 - 1997

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Roland Topor (7 January 1938 – 16 April 1997) was a French illustrator, cartoonist, comics artist, painter, novelist, playwright, film and TV writer, filmmaker and actor, who was known for the surreal nature of his work. He was of Polish-Jewish origin. His parents were Jewish refugees from Warsaw. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Topor has received more than 169,260 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Roland Topor is the 1,475th most popular writer (down from 1,435th in 2019), the 1,653rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,570th in 2019) and the 214th most popular French Writer.

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Among writers, Roland Topor ranks 1,475 out of 5,794Before him are Ion of Chios, Jacopo Sannazaro, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Don Juan Manuel, Tomi Ungerer, and Károly Kerényi. After him are Nicholas Sparks, Philip José Farmer, Miklós Zrínyi, Robert Desnos, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Tonino Guerra.

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Among people born in 1938, Roland Topor ranks 99Before him are Marcello Gandini, Robert Smithson, Phil Knight, Astrid Kirchherr, Georg Baselitz, and Tereza Kesovija. After him are Giuliano Amato, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Benjamin Mkapa, Josef Koudelka, Tom Regan, and Taha Yassin Ramadan. Among people deceased in 1997, Roland Topor ranks 70Before him are Yuri Nikulin, Son Sen, André Franquin, Barbara, Hastings Banda, and Yevgeny Khaldei. After him are Teiichi Matsumaru, Mate Boban, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Virgilio Barco Vargas, Alparslan Türkeş, and Manfred von Ardenne.

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In France

Among people born in France, Roland Topor ranks 1,653 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Couturat (1868), Henri Cartan (1904), Marcabru (1200), Alys of France, Countess of Vexin (1160), Queen Anne of Romania (1923), and Lazare Hoche (1768). After him are André Lhote (1885), Édouard Herriot (1872), Henri de la Rochejaquelein (1772), Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), and Henri Cornet (1884).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Roland Topor ranks 214Before him are Louise Labé (1524), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), Marcel Aymé (1902), Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911), Agrippa d'Aubigné (1552), and Tomi Ungerer (1931). After him are Robert Desnos (1900), Henry de Montherlant (1895), Dominique Venner (1935), Joseph Joubert (1754), René Char (1907), and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758).