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Romain Gary

1914 - 1980

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Romain Gary (pronounced [ʁɔ.mɛ̃ ga.ʁi]; 21 May [O.S. 8 May] 1914 – 2 December 1980), born Roman Kacew (pronounced [kat͡sɛf], and also known by the pen name Émile Ajar), was a French novelist, diplomat, film director, and World War II aviator. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt under two names. He is considered a major writer of French literature of the second half of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Romain Gary has received more than 1,046,607 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Romain Gary is the 368th most popular writer (down from 308th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Lithuanian Writer.

Romain Gary was a French writer who was most famous for his novels "The Roots of Heaven" and "The Life Before Us."

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  • 48

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  • 5.70

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  • 3.96

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Among writers, Romain Gary ranks 368 out of 5,755Before him are Pär Lagerkvist, Alphonse Daudet, Anne Brontë, Henri Charrière, Cyrano de Bergerac, and William Wordsworth. After him are Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Henry James, Arthur de Gobineau, Ken Follett, and Kenzaburō Ōe.

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Among people born in 1914, Romain Gary ranks 13Before him are Tenzing Norgay, Marguerite Duras, Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, and Alec Guinness. After him are Julio Cortázar, Bohumil Hrabal, Octavio Paz, William S. Burroughs, Richard Widmark, and Lída Baarová. Among people deceased in 1980, Romain Gary ranks 19Before him are Colonel Sanders, Oskar Kokoschka, Henry Miller, Tamara de Lempicka, Joe Dassin, and Marshall McLuhan. After him are Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Alexei Kosygin, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Romain Gary ranks 8 out of 287Before him are Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), and Czesław Miłosz (1911). After him are Algirdas (1296), Emma Goldman (1869), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), and Kęstutis (1297).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Romain Gary ranks 2Before him are Czesław Miłosz (1911). After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Jonas Mekas (1922), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Simon Dach (1605), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Tomas Venclova (1937), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), Žemaitė (1845), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835).