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Anna Seghers

1900 - 1983

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Anna Seghers (German: [ˈana ˈzeːɡɛʁs] (listen); born Anna Reiling, 19 November 1900 – 1 June 1983), is the pseudonym of a German writer notable for exploring and depicting the moral experience of the Second World War. Born into a Jewish family and married to a Hungarian Communist, Seghers escaped Nazi-controlled territory through wartime France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Seghers has received more than 194,820 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Anna Seghers is the 859th most popular writer (up from 879th in 2019), the 837th most popular biography from Germany (down from 798th in 2019) and the 51st most popular German Writer.

Anna Seghers was a German communist who wrote novels, short stories, and essays. She is most famous for her novel "The Seventh Cross" which was published in 1939.

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  • 49

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  • 4.15

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Among writers, Anna Seghers ranks 859 out of 5,755Before her are Theodor Fontane, Dio Chrysostom, Božena Němcová, Lafcadio Hearn, Walter Lippmann, and Clemens Brentano. After her are Achim von Arnim, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Leconte de Lisle, Varlam Shalamov, Maurice Denis, and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz.

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Among people born in 1900, Anna Seghers ranks 42Before her are Ragnar Granit, Choe Yong-gon, Pak Hon-yong, Walther Wenck, Maria of Yugoslavia, and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark. After her are Howard H. Aiken, Arno Breker, Yves Tanguy, Zelda Fitzgerald, Raphael Lemkin, and Julien Green. Among people deceased in 1983, Anna Seghers ranks 24Before her are Gloria Swanson, George Cukor, Gerhard Barkhorn, Buckminster Fuller, Alfred Tarski, and John Fante. After her are George Balanchine, Aleksandar Ranković, Muddy Waters, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Ulf von Euler, and Robert Aldrich.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anna Seghers ranks 837 out of 6,142Before her are Fritz Haarmann (1879), John Rabe (1882), Clemens Brentano (1778), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), and Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660). After her are Princess Louise of Prussia (1838), Achim von Arnim (1781), Steffi Graf (1969), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), Kurt Eisner (1867), and Oswald Pohl (1892).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Anna Seghers ranks 51Before her are Peter Weiss (1916), Hans Fallada (1893), Frank Wedekind (1864), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), Theodor Fontane (1819), and Clemens Brentano (1778). After her are Achim von Arnim (1781), Kurt Eisner (1867), Hans Sachs (1494), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Stefan George (1868), and Marie d'Agoult (1805).