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Yves Bonnefoy

1923 - 2016

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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 92,883 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Yves Bonnefoy is the 609th most popular philosopher (down from 604th in 2019), the 1,922nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,874th in 2019) and the 80th most popular French Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 609 out of 1,081Before him are Pietro d'Abano, Roman Ingarden, Nicola Abbagnano, Thiruvalluvar, Johann Christoph Gottsched, and Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov. After him are John Austin, Aeschines of Sphettus, David Hartley, Polemon, R. G. Collingwood, and Shen Buhai.

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Among people born in 1923, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 96Before him are Zarifa Aliyeva, Gyula Lóránt, Zlatko Čajkovski, Gloria Grahame, André Courrèges, and Maria Gripe. After him are Walerian Borowczyk, Estelle Getty, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Maxwell, Belisario Betancur, and Uziel Gal. Among people deceased in 2016, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 105Before him are Mohamed Abdelaziz, Bata Živojinović, Erich Rudorffer, André Courrèges, Andrew Grove, and Guy Hamilton. After him are Andrei Karlov, Michu Meszaros, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Neville Marriner, Peter Shaffer, and Maurice White.

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Among people born in France, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 1,922 out of 6,011Before him are Jacques Dutronc (1943), Edmond François Valentin About (1828), Jean-Lambert Tallien (1767), Guy Hamilton (1922), Dominique Venner (1935), and Charles d'Albert, duc de Luynes (1578). After him are Rodulfus Glaber (985), Henri de Régnier (1864), Franck Pourcel (1913), François Pierre La Varenne (1618), Charles IV, Duke of Alençon (1489), and Jacques Chaban-Delmas (1915).


Among philosophers born in France, Yves Bonnefoy ranks 80Before him are Jacques Ellul (1912), Étienne Balibar (1942), Henry Corbin (1903), Paul Virilio (1932), Maurice Blondel (1861), and Paul Nizan (1905). After him are Jean Hyppolite (1907), Pierre Charron (1541), Gersonides (1288), Pierre Hadot (1922), Louis Couturat (1868), and Amalric of Bena (1150).