Yves Bonnefoy

1923 - 2016

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For the community in California, see Bonnefoy, California.Yves Jean Bonnefoy (24 June 1923, Tours – 1 July 2016 Paris) was a French poet and art historian. He also published a number of translations, most notably the plays of William Shakespeare which are considered among the best in French. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Bonnefoy has received more than 78,061 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Yves Bonnefoy is the 604th most popular philosopher (down from 600th in 2019), the 1,877th most popular biography from France (down from 1,820th in 2019) and the 80th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 604 out of 1,089Before him are Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Axel Honneth, Zisi, Alexius Meinong, Charles W. Morris, and Al-Baydawi. After him are Myson of Chenae, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Johannes Sturm, Denis de Rougemont, Jean Améry, and Eugen Fink.

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Among people born in 1923, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 100Before him are Ernst Nolte, Belisario Betancur, Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Gripe, Uri Avnery, and Philly Joe Jones. After him are Bettie Page, Otfried Preußler, Bert Kaempfert, Walerian Borowczyk, Irvin Kershner, and Robert Maxwell. Among people deceased in 2016, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 103Before him are Michu Meszaros, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ernst Nolte, Richard Adams, Maurice White, and Einojuhani Rautavaara. After him are Isao Tomita, Michael Massee, Neville Marriner, Paul Elvstrøm, Claude Gensac, and Erich Rudorffer.

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Among people born in France, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 1,877 out of 5,234Before him are Sophie Blanchard (1778), Adémar de Chabannes (989), Cécile Aubry (1928), Philippe de Broca (1933), Jacques Cazotte (1719), and Claude Alexandre de Bonneval (1675). After him are Aimery of Cyprus (1172), Margaret of Bourbon (1438), Johann Hermann (1738), Jean de Meun (1240), Pierre Reverdy (1889), and Augustin Barruel (1741).


Among philosophers born in France, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 80Before him are Henry Corbin (1903), Louis Couturat (1868), Georges Canguilhem (1904), Amalric of Bena (1150), Jacques Ellul (1912), and Gersonides (1288). After him are Pierre Charron (1541), Maurice Blondel (1861), Fulbert of Chartres (960), Jean-Marie Guyau (1854), Paul Nizan (1905), and Julien Benda (1867).