Romain Rolland

1866 - 1944

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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 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 546,557 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Romain Rolland is the 69th most popular writer (up from 76th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from France (up from 75th in 2019) and the 18th most popular 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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Among writers, Romain Rolland ranks 69 out of 5,755Before him are Jack London, Henrik Ibsen, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, and James Joyce. After him are Giacomo Casanova, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, and Marquis de Sade.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 70 out of 6,011Before him are Henri Becquerel (1852), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis Braille (1809), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), and Gustave Eiffel (1832). After him are Louis IX of France (1214), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Henri Bergson (1859), Louis de Funès (1914), Henry III of France (1551), and Tacitus (54).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 18Before him are Octave Mirbeau (1848), Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), and Charles Perrault (1628). After him are Marquis de Sade (1740), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), George Sand (1804), André Gide (1869), Nicolas Flamel (1330), and Anatole France (1844).