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 (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 868,595 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Romain Gary is the 308th most popular writer (down from 297th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Lithuania and the 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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Among writers, Romain Gary ranks 308 out of 5,794Before him are Gerhart Hauptmann, Carl Spitteler, Appian, Luís de Camões, Italo Calvino, and J. M. Coetzee. After him are Alfonso X of Castile, Nâzım Hikmet, Ezra Pound, Christopher Marlowe, Elena Ferrante, and François Mauriac.

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Among people born in 1914, Romain Gary ranks 8Before him are Louis de Funès, Thor Heyerdahl, Tove Jansson, Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, and Tenzing Norgay. After him are Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, William S. Burroughs, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Alec Guinness. Among people deceased in 1980, Romain Gary ranks 18Before him are Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Miller, Colonel Sanders, and Tamara de Lempicka. After him are Joe Dassin, Oswald Mosley, Vladimir Vysotsky, Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, and Alexei Kosygin.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Romain Gary ranks 5 out of 235Before him are Władysław II Jagiełło (1362), Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), and Emmanuel Levinas (1906). After him are Mindaugas (1203), Gediminas (1275), Emma Goldman (1869), Czesław Miłosz (1911), Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), and Algirdas (1296).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Romain Gary ranks 1After him are Czesław Miłosz (1911), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Jonas Mekas (1922), Simon Dach (1605), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Vincas Kudirka (1858), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Tomas Venclova (1937), Vydūnas (1868), Francišak Bahuševič (1840), and Antanas Baranauskas (1835).