Saint-John Perse

1887 - 1975

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Saint-John Perse (French: [pɛʁs]; also Saint-Leger Leger, pronounced [ləʒe]; pseudonyms of Alexis Leger) (31 May 1887 – 20 September 1975) was a French poet-diplomat, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry." He was a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which he lived primarily in the United States until 1967. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint-John Perse has received more than 144,222 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Saint-John Perse is the 492nd most popular writer (down from 448th in 2019), the most popular biography from Guadeloupe and the most popular Guadeloupian Writer.

Saint-John Perse is most famous for his poem Anabase.

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Among writers, Saint-John Perse ranks 492 out of 5,794Before him are Sidney Sheldon, Boris Vian, Mary Higgins Clark, Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, and Washington Irving. After him are Robert A. Heinlein, Jules Michelet, Ludvig Holberg, George Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, and D. H. Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1887, Saint-John Perse ranks 21Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Jozef Tiso, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Nikolai Vavilov, Juan Gris, and Chūichi Nagumo. After him are Henry Moseley, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Felix Yusupov, Georg Trakl, and Ruth Benedict. Among people deceased in 1975, Saint-John Perse ranks 17Before him are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arnold J. Toynbee, Josephine Baker, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Jimmy Hoffa. After him are George Paget Thomson, Josemaría Escrivá, Nikolai Bulganin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Graham Hill, and Antonín Novotný.

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In Guadeloupe

Among people born in Guadeloupe, Saint-John Perse ranks 1 out of 27After him are Lilian Thuram (1972), Maryse Condé (1937), Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745), Marius Trésor (1950), Jacques François Dugommier (1738), Jocelyn Angloma (1965), Marie-José Pérec (1968), Thomas Lemar (1995), Teddy Riner (1989), Christine Arron (1973), and Didier Dinart (1977).

Among WRITERS In Guadeloupe

Among writers born in Guadeloupe, Saint-John Perse ranks 1After him are Maryse Condé (1937).