Anne Frank

1929 - 1945

Anne Frank

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (German: [ˈanəˌliːs maˈʁiː ˈfʁaŋk], short version: [ˈanə ˈfʁaŋk] (listen), Dutch: [ˈɑnəˌlis maːˈri ˈfrɑŋk]; 12 June 1929 – February or March 1945) was a German-Dutch diarist of Jewish origin. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the 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 with her family at the age of four and a half when the Nazis gained control over Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Frank has received more than 15,232,410 page views. Her biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 27th most popular writer.

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  • 109

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  • 4.34

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Among writers, Anne Frank ranks 26 out of 4,883Before her are Aesop, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, Ovid, Albert Camus, and Petrarch. After her are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas, and Giovanni Boccaccio.

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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, Lev Yashin, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Grace Kelly, Sergio Leone, and Imre Kertész. Among people deceased in 1945, Anne Frank ranks 3Before her are Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. After her are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Anton Webern.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anne Frank ranks 19 out of 3,763Before her are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), George Frideric Handel (1685), and Max Weber (1864). After her are Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Henry Kissinger (1923), Robert Schumann (1810), and Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Anne Frank ranks 2Before her are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749). After her are Hermann Hesse (1877), Thomas Mann (1875), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Heinrich Heine (1797), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).