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 148,401 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Victorien Sardou is the 1,230th most popular writer (up from 1,260th in 2019), the 1,438th most popular biography from France (down from 1,402nd in 2019) and the 182nd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Victorien Sardou ranks 1,230 out of 5,755Before him are Jussi Adler-Olsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Alexander Kielland, Ján Kollár, Cornelius Gallus, and Carson McCullers. After him are Antipater of Sidon, Nizar Qabbani, Bolesław Prus, Al-Khansa, Gottfried Benn, and José Maria de Eça de Queirós.

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Among people born in 1831, Victorien Sardou ranks 24Before him are Johann Martin Schleyer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Albert Anker, Nikolai Leskov, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, and Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis. After him are Ilya Ulyanov, Isabella Bird, Constantin Meunier, Anna Leonowens, Othniel Charles Marsh, and Paul Durand-Ruel. Among people deceased in 1908, Victorien Sardou ranks 19Before him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Butch Cassidy, Machado de Assis, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Wilhelm Busch. After him are Radoje Domanović, Antoine Béchamp, Mikhail Chigorin, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia, Enomoto Takeaki, and John of Kronstadt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Victorien Sardou ranks 1,438 out of 6,011Before him are Marie Anne de Mailly (1717), Victorinus (300), Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709), and Louis I, Count of Flanders (1304). After him are Jean Clouet (1480), Roger Etchegaray (1922), Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840), Édouard Lucas (1842), Henri Dutilleux (1916), and William Farel (1489).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Victorien Sardou ranks 182Before him are Henri Murger (1822), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Paul Bourget (1852), Roger Caillois (1913), Pierre de Marivaux (1688), and Vivant Denon (1747). After him are Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1893), Régis Debray (1940), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Odo of Cluny (878), Charles Péguy (1873), and Michel Butor (1926).