Romain Rolland

1866 - 1944

Romain Rolland

Romain Rolland (French: [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 Josef 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 393,971 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 84th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Romain Rolland ranks 83 out of 4,883Before him are Robert Frost, Ayn Rand, Giorgio Vasari, Li Bai, Guy de Maupassant, and Knut Hamsun. After him are Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Heine, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Stephen King.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 77 out of 4,109Before him are Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Henri Bergson (1859), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), and Louis the Pious (778). After him are Henry III of France (1551), Charles X of France (1757), Gustave Courbet (1819), Marcel Duchamp (1887), Francis II of France (1544), and Sarah Bernhardt (1844).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 20Before him are Charles Baudelaire (1821), Marquis de Sade (1740), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Charles Perrault (1628), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), and Guy de Maupassant (1850). After him are Anatole France (1844), André Gide (1869), George Sand (1804), François Rabelais (1494), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), and François Villon (1431).

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