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Walter Sans Avoir

1050 - 1096

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Walter Sans Avoir (in French Fr. Gautier Sans-Avoir; died 21 October 1096) was the lord of Boissy-sans-Avoir in the Île-de-France. He was mistakenly known as Walter the Penniless. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Sans Avoir has received more than 91,008 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Walter Sans Avoir is the 3,807th most popular politician (down from 3,063rd in 2019), the 1,211th most popular biography from France (down from 1,027th in 2019) and the 297th most popular French Politician.

Walter Sans is most famous for his work on the sans-serif typeface, which is used in many of Apple's products.

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Among politicians, Walter Sans Avoir ranks 3,807 out of 15,577Before him are Al-Ashraf Khalil, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Tissaphernes, Thamphthis, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, and Yitzhak Navon. After him are Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Francesco Foscari, Dion of Syracuse, Emperor Zhang of Han, Emperor Wu of Liang, and Katsura Tarō.

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Among people born in 1050, Walter Sans Avoir ranks 11Before him are Peter the Hermit, Roscellinus, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Halsten Stenkilsson, Sviatopolk II of Kiev, and Olaf III of Norway. After him are Irnerius, Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, Olaf I of Denmark, Leopold II, Margrave of Austria, Muhammad I of Khwarazm, and Ahmad al-Muqtadir. Among people deceased in 1096, Walter Sans Avoir ranks 2Before him is Eudokia Makrembolitissa. After him are Werner I, Count of Klettgau and Vitale Faliero.

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Among people born in France, Walter Sans Avoir ranks 1,211 out of 6,011Before him are Robert de Montesquiou (1855), Maurice Ronet (1927), Lúcio Costa (1902), Paul Sérusier (1864), Jean Bart (1650), and Guy, Count of Flanders (1226). After him are Samy Naceri (1961), Jane Frances de Chantal (1572), Karim Benzema (1987), Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (1767), and Jacques Perrin (1941).


Among politicians born in France, Walter Sans Avoir ranks 297Before him are Charles, Duke of Berry (1686), Gérard Genette (1930), Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (1819), Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey (1754), Jean Bart (1650), and Guy, Count of Flanders (1226). After him are Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), Pepin the Hunchback (770), Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy (1756), Theuderic II (587), Margaret II, Countess of Flanders (1202), and Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (1874).