WRITER

Romain Rolland

1866 - 1944

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Romain Rolland (French: [ʁɔmɛ̃ ʁɔlɑ̃]; 29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings". He was a leading supporter of Joseph Stalin in France and is also noted for his correspondence with and influence on Sigmund Freud. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Romain Rolland has received more than 698,255 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Romain Rolland is the 67th most popular writer (up from 69th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from France (up from 70th in 2019) and the 17th most popular French Writer.

Romain Rolland is most famous for his work in the field of literature. He was a French author, poet, and playwright. His most famous work was his novel Jean-Christophe, which was published in ten volumes from 1904 to 1932.

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Notable Works

Haendel
Discography, Accessible book
Musiciens d'aujourd'hui
Music, History and criticism, Musicians
Mahatma Gandhi
Biography, Politics and government, Statesmen
Beethoven
Composers, Criticism and interpretation, Biography
Colas Breugnon
Accessible book
Jean-Christophe
Musicians in fiction, Musicians, Fiction
Beethoven
Composers, Criticism and interpretation, Biography
Haendel
Discography
Mahatma Gandhi
Biography, Politics and government, Statesmen
Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian nationalist.
Musiciens d'aujourd'hui
Music, History and criticism, Musicians
Jean-Christophe
Musicians in fiction, Musicians, Fiction
Colas Breugnon
French fiction, Translations into English, Fiction

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Romain Rolland ranks 67 out of 7,302Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Ayn Rand, Rabindranath Tagore, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, and Heinrich Heine. After him are Bertolt Brecht, Nikolai Gogol, Li Bai, Charles Perrault, Milan Kundera, and Robert Frost.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1866, Romain Rolland ranks 3Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, and Sun Yat-sen. After him are George Gurdjieff, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, Antoine Meillet, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Agnelli, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1944, Romain Rolland ranks 6Before him are Edvard Munch, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Piet Mondrian, Erwin Rommel, and Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, William James Sidis, Reza Shah, and Günther von Kluge.

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In France

Among people born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 55 out of 6,770Before him are Coco Chanel (1883), Auguste Rodin (1840), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Henri Becquerel (1852), Georges Bizet (1838), and André-Marie Ampère (1775). After him are Gustave Eiffel (1832), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Charles Perrault (1628), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), and Francis I of France (1494).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 17Before him are Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Octave Mirbeau (1848), and Marcel Proust (1871). After him are Charles Perrault (1628), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), François Rabelais (1494), George Sand (1804), Marquis de Sade (1740), and André Gide (1869).