Victorien Sardou

1831 - 1908

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Victorien Sardou ( sar-DOO, French: [viktɔʁjɛ̃ saʁdu]; 5 September 1831 – 8 November 1908) was a French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play. He also wrote several plays that were made into popular 19th-century operas such as La Tosca (1887) on which Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (1900) is based, and Fédora (1882) and Madame Sans-Gêne (1893) that provided the subjects for the lyrical dramas Fedora (1898) and Madame Sans-Gêne (1915) by Umberto Giordano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victorien Sardou has received more than 182,361 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Victorien Sardou is the 964th most popular writer (up from 1,221st in 2019), the 1,099th most popular biography from France (up from 1,433rd in 2019) and the 145th most popular French Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

La perle noire
La famille Benoiton
French drama
Madame Sans-Gêne
French language, Readers, Accessible book
Drama, History, Accessible book
Les pattes de mouche
Accessible book, French literature

Page views of Victorien Sardous by language

Over the past year Victorien Sardou has had the most page views in the with 31,288 views, followed by English (18,529), and Italian (10,285). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (385.71%), Serbian (103.99%), and Basque (74.30%)


Among writers, Victorien Sardou ranks 964 out of 7,302Before him are Al-Mutanabbi, Ivan Gundulić, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Sulpicius Severus, Chiara Lubich, and Percy Fawcett. After him are B. Traven, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Alexander Griboyedov, Imru' al-Qais, Heinrich Kramer, and Nikolay Karamzin.

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Among people born in 1831, Victorien Sardou ranks 18Before him are Leo von Caprivi, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Johann Martin Schleyer, Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. After him are Albert Anker, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Nikolai Leskov, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria, and Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria. Among people deceased in 1908, Victorien Sardou ranks 14Before him are Carlos I of Portugal, Pablo de Sarasate, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Demetrius Vikelas, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal. After him are Machado de Assis, Butch Cassidy, Radoje Domanović, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Wilhelm Busch, and Mikhail Chigorin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Victorien Sardou ranks 1,099 out of 6,770Before him are André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Claude Joseph Vernet (1714), Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Charles Trenet (1913), Odo the Great (650), and Lucien Tesnière (1893). After him are Ange-Jacques Gabriel (1698), Heinrich Kramer (1430), Theobald II of Navarre (1239), Pepin II of Aquitaine (823), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), and Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (1762).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Victorien Sardou ranks 145Before him are Jean de La Bruyère (1645), Pierre Larousse (1817), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Johannes Tauler (1300), George Steiner (1929), and Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737). After him are Heinrich Kramer (1430), Jean de Joinville (1224), Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780), Nicolas Chamfort (1741), Bertran de Born (1140), and Jean Giraudoux (1882).