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Anne Frank

1929 - 1945

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Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (German: [ˈanə(liːs maˈʁiː) ˈfʁaŋk] (listen), Dutch: [ˌɑnəˈlis maːˈri ˈfrɑŋk, ˈɑnə ˈfrɑŋk] (listen); 12 June 1929 – c. February or March 1945) was a Jewish girl who kept a diary in which she documented life in hiding under Nazi persecution. She is a celebrated diarist who described everyday life from her family hiding place in an Amsterdam attic. 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, lit. 'the back house'; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Frank has received more than 23,109,648 page views. Her biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 114 in 2019). Anne Frank is the 26th most popular writer (up from 36th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 25th 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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  • 119

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Anne Frank ranks 26 out of 5,755Before her are Molière, Agatha Christie, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Petrarch. After her are Giovanni Boccaccio, Rumi, Honoré de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Horace.

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Among people born in 1929, Anne Frank ranks 2Before her is Grace Kelly. After her are Yasser Arafat, Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., Bud Spencer, Milan Kundera, Lev Yashin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, and Imre Kertész. Among people deceased in 1945, Anne Frank ranks 4Before her are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. After her are Heinrich Himmler, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Fedor von Bock, and Walter Model.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anne Frank ranks 22 out of 6,142Before her are Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), Albrecht Dürer (1471), George Frideric Handel (1685), Angela Merkel (1954), and Wilhelm Röntgen (1845). After her are Henry Kissinger (1923), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Friedrich Engels (1820), Frederick the Great (1712), Johannes Brahms (1833), and Heinrich Himmler (1900).

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), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Thomas Mann (1875), Heinrich Heine (1797), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).