Andreas Gryphius

1616 - 1664

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Andreas Gryphius (German: Andreas Greif; 2 October 1616 – 16 July 1664) was a German poet and playwright. With his eloquent sonnets, which contains "The Suffering, Frailty of Life and the World", he is considered one of the most important Baroque poets of the Germanosphere. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andreas Gryphius has received more than 79,067 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Andreas Gryphius is the 1,664th most popular writer (down from 1,081st in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Poland (down from 214th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Writer.

Andreas Gryphius was a German poet and playwright. He is most famous for his play "The Robbers," which is about a group of young men who rebel against the established order.

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Among writers, Andreas Gryphius ranks 1,664 out of 5,755Before him are Augusto Boal, Theophylact of Ohrid, Nicander, Lu You, Arnaldur Indriðason, and E. E. Cummings. After him are Alexander Fadeyev, Richard Brautigan, Mao Dun, Egon Kisch, Hipponax, and Gaius Julius Solinus.

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Among people born in 1616, Andreas Gryphius ranks 7Before him are John Wallis, Johann Jakob Froberger, Ferdinand Bol, Anne Gonzaga, Carlo Dolci, and Thomas Bartholin. After him are François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Sébastien Bourdon, Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Eustache Le Sueur, Kuzma Minin, and Anna de' Medici, Archduchess of Austria. Among people deceased in 1664, Andreas Gryphius ranks 5Before him are Francisco de Zurbarán, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, and Miklós Zrínyi. After him are Ivan Vyhovsky, Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans, Henry II, Duke of Guise, Maria Cunitz, William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Élisabeth de Bourbon, and Salomon de Bray.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Andreas Gryphius ranks 355 out of 1,454Before him are Martin Opitz (1597), Michał Kalecki (1899), Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930), Roman Dmowski (1864), Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (1860), and Wilhelm Kube (1887). After him are Roman Ingarden (1893), Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699), and Samuel Goldwyn (1879).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Andreas Gryphius ranks 32Before him are Jan Długosz (1415), Jan Kochanowski (1530), Sławomir Mrożek (1930), Johanna Schopenhauer (1766), Fritz Gerlich (1883), and Martin Opitz (1597). After him are Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), Stanisław Wyspiański (1869), Alexander Imich (1903), I. L. Peretz (1852), George Adamski (1891), and Avraham Stern (1907).