Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand Beauvoir (UK: , US: ; French: [simɔn də bovwaʁ] (listen); 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiography and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She was known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism; and for her novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simone de Beauvoir has received more than 3,031,266 page views. Her biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 51st most popular writer.

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Among writers, Simone de Beauvoir ranks 50 out of 4,883Before her are Thomas Mann, Rumi, Daniel Defoe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, and Aristophanes. After her are Denis Diderot, Euripides, Giacomo Casanova, Jane Austen, Charles Baudelaire, and Lord Byron.

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Among people born in 1908, Simone de Beauvoir ranks 1After her are Oskar Schindler, James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Abraham Maslow, Salvador Allende, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Lev Landau. Among people deceased in 1986, Simone de Beauvoir ranks 1After her are Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, Vyacheslav Molotov, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Beuys.

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In France

Among people born in France, Simone de Beauvoir ranks 35 out of 4,109Before her are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Alain Delon (1935), Édith Piaf (1915), and Émile Zola (1840). After her are Denis Diderot (1713), Édouard Manet (1832), Auguste Comte (1798), Émile Durkheim (1858), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), and Brigitte Bardot (1934).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Simone de Beauvoir ranks 12Before her are Honoré de Balzac (1799), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Stendhal (1783), Marcel Proust (1871), and Émile Zola (1840). After her are Denis Diderot (1713), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Marquis de Sade (1740), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Charles Perrault (1628), and Arthur Rimbaud (1854).

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