Anne Frank

1929 - 1945

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Annelies Marie Frank (German pronunciation: [ˈanəˌliːs maˈʁiː ˈʔanə ˈfʁaŋk] (listen), Dutch: [ˈɑnəˌlis maːˈri ˈʔɑnə ˈfrɑŋk]; 12 June 1929 – c. February 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish heritage. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the 1947 publication of The Diary of a Young Girl (originally Het Achterhuis in Dutch; English: The Secret Annex), in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's best-known books and has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, Netherlands, having moved there in 1934 with her family at the age of four and a half when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party gained control over Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Frank has received more than 19,561,508 page views. Her biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). Anne Frank is the 36th most popular writer (down from 26th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Germany (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Writer.

Anne Frank is most famous for her diary, which she wrote while she was in hiding with her family from the Nazis during World War II.

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Among writers, Anne Frank ranks 36 out of 5,794Before her are Mark Twain, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Émile Zola, Rumi, and Henrik Ibsen. After her are George Orwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, and Hermann Hesse.

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Among people born in 1929, Anne Frank ranks 1After her are Audrey Hepburn, Yasser Arafat, Martin Luther King Jr., Milan Kundera, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, and Grace Kelly. Among people deceased in 1945, Anne Frank ranks 4Before her are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. After her are Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Béla Bartók, Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Anton Webern.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anne Frank ranks 25 out of 5,289Before her are Henry Kissinger (1923), Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), Max Planck (1858), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), and Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837). After her are Robert Schumann (1810), Heinrich Himmler (1900), Martin Heidegger (1889), Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), and Johannes Kepler (1571).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Anne Frank ranks 2Before her are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749). After her are Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Charles Bukowski (1920), Heinrich Heine (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729).