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The French author Anatole France (1844-1924) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921. He wrote mostly historical novels, like "Thaïs".
-- Ylva  2/10/2006
A character in Barbra Kingslover's book The Poisonwood Bible. The Russian nickname is Tolya or Tolyan. Tolya was the title character in the Russian movie Vor. ("Thief")
-- Dray  3/20/2006
Anatole Farnsworth; in Beth Killian's series The 310, Anatole Farnsworth is the deceased father of Eva Cordes.
-- dreadfulxsorry  1/16/2007
Funny, but really not given anymore.
-- luxsword  10/24/2008
I find it fascinating that only the Russians, the French and the Polish use that name... No other country...
-- angolmois  2/6/2013
Anatole is the name of a French mouse in a series of children's books by Eve Titus.
-- wedward4  2/2/2015
Anatole is also the name of one of the ancient Greek Horai, one of the goddesses of the hours. It means "rising". It is transliterated as Anatolê, and written as Ανατολη in Greek.
-- Namemaven  2/15/2015
A famous bearer of this name is Anatole Courbet (1827-1885) a French admiral who won a series of important land and naval victories during the Tonkin campaign (1883-1886) and the Sino-French War (1884-1885). Anatole Courbet was born in Abbeville (France) and died in Magong (Tawain) on his ship “Bayard”.
-- Maxine J. Rolland  1/3/2017

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