France, Anatole

Born: Apr 16, 1844 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Novelists, Satirists

1844 - France was born in Paris, France on April 16, 1844.


1864 - Studied at the College Stanislaus and upon graduating he helped his father by working at his bookstore.


1870 - France was able to get the position of a cataloguer at Bacheline-Deflorenne and at Lemerre.


1876 - Appointed as a librarian for the French Senate.


1885 - Published "My Friend's Book" (Le Livre de mon ami), an autobiographical novel


1888-1892 - Became the literary critic of the newspaper Le Temps. His reviews were collected in four volumes under the title "On Life and Letters" (La Vie litteraire).


1893 - Published his most celebrated novel, "At the Sign of the Reine Pedauque" (La Rotisserie de la Reine Pedauque), about the life in eighteenth century France.


1896-1901 - France was elected to the French Academy. He wrote the History Contemporary (Histoire contemporaine), which comprises of prose works, is one of France's most famous creations.


1921 - Nominated and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.


1924 - France died in Indre-et-Loire, France on October 12, 1924.

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