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Sully Prudhomme

1839 - 1907

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René François Armand "Sully" Prudhomme (French: [syli pʁydɔm]; 16 March 1839 – 6 September 1907) was a French poet and essayist. He was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901. Born in Paris, Prudhomme originally studied to be an engineer, but turned to philosophy and later to poetry; he declared it as his intention to create scientific poetry for modern times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sully Prudhomme has received more than 245,848 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Sully Prudhomme is the 117th most popular writer (up from 135th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from France (up from 156th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Writer.

Sully Prudhomme is most famous for his poetry.

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Among writers, Sully Prudhomme ranks 117 out of 5,755Before him are Vladimir Nabokov, Federico García Lorca, Mary Shelley, François Villon, Plautus, and Václav Havel. After him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, Yukio Mishima, Henry David Thoreau, Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, and Matsuo Bashō.

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Among people born in 1839, Sully Prudhomme ranks 4Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, and Modest Mussorgsky. After him are Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1907, Sully Prudhomme ranks 3Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev and Edvard Grieg. After him are Klara Hitler, Oscar II of Sweden, Henri Moissan, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Asaph Hall.

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In France

Among people born in France, Sully Prudhomme ranks 133 out of 6,011Before him are Luc Montagnier (1932), Charles VI of France (1368), François Villon (1431), Roman Polanski (1933), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), and Godfrey of Bouillon (1060). After him are Paul Verlaine (1844), Louis XII of France (1462), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Charles VIII of France (1470), Jean Cocteau (1889), and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Sully Prudhomme ranks 27Before him are George Sand (1804), André Gide (1869), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Anatole France (1844), François Rabelais (1494), and François Villon (1431). After him are Paul Verlaine (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Charles Baudelaire (1821), and André Breton (1896).