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 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 420,397 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Romain Rolland is the 76th most popular writer (up from 83rd in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from France (up from 77th in 2019) and the 18th 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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Among writers, Romain Rolland ranks 76 out of 5,794Before him are Li Bai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Perrault, Isaac Asimov, Jack London, and Lewis Carroll. After him are Marquis de Sade, Giorgio Vasari, Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Guy de Maupassant, and Milan Kundera.

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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, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, and Aby Warburg. 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, Richard Sorge, Günther von Kluge, and Reza Shah.

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In France

Among people born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 75 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Perrault (1628), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Louis the Pious (778), Francis I of France (1494), Roman Polanski (1933), and Caracalla (188). After him are Henry III of France (1551), Marquis de Sade (1740), Pope Urban II (1042), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Octave Mirbeau (1848), and Maximilien Robespierre (1758).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Romain Rolland ranks 18Before him are Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), and Charles Perrault (1628). After him are Marquis de Sade (1740), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Octave Mirbeau (1848), François Rabelais (1494), André Gide (1869), and Paul Verlaine (1844).