William of Rubruck

1220 - 1293

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William of Rubruck (Dutch: Willem van Rubroeck; Latin: Gulielmus de Rubruquis; fl. 1248 – 1255), also known as Willem van Ruysbroeck, Guillaume de Rubrouck, or Willielmus de Rubruquis, was a Flemish Franciscan missionary and explorer. He is best known for his travels to various parts of the Middle East and Central Asia in the 13th century, including the Mongol Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Rubruck has received more than 187,249 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). William of Rubruck is the 547th most popular writer (down from 516th in 2019), the 621st most popular biography from France (down from 584th in 2019) and the 98th most popular French Writer.

William of Rubruck is most famous for his account of his journey to the Mongol Empire in 1253.

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Among writers, William of Rubruck ranks 547 out of 5,794Before him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, Al-Maʿarri, A. J. Cronin, Frantz Fanon, and Appius Claudius Caecus. After him are Georg Trakl, Natsume Sōseki, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Tyrtaeus, Patrick Süskind, and Harriet Tubman.

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Among people born in 1220, William of Rubruck ranks 5Before him are Roger Bacon, Alexander Nevsky, Pope Martin IV, and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. After him are Brunetto Latini, Stefan Uroš I, Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, Traidenis, Emperor Go-Saga, Ugolino della Gherardesca, and Enzo of Sardinia. Among people deceased in 1293, William of Rubruck ranks 1After him are Al-Ashraf Khalil, David VI of Georgia, Vakhtang II of Georgia, Henry of Ghent, and Obizzo II d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara.

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In France

Among people born in France, William of Rubruck ranks 621 out of 5,234Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741), Syagrius (430), and Peter Waldo (1140). After him are Darius Milhaud (1892), Jacques Maritain (1882), Marie of Anjou (1404), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), and Isabelle Huppert (1953).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, William of Rubruck ranks 98Before him are René Guénon (1886), Paul Claudel (1868), Georges Perec (1936), Bernard Gui (1261), Alfred Jarry (1873), and Pierre de Ronsard (1524). After him are Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Gaston Leroux (1868), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), Adam de la Halle (1245), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), and Edmond Rostand (1868).