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August von Kotzebue

1761 - 1819

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August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (German: [ˈaʊɡʊst fɔn ˈkɔtsəbuː], Russian: Евстафий Леонтьевич Коцебу, romanized: Yevstafiy Leontyevich Kotsebu; 3 May [O.S. 22 April] 1761 – 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1819) was a German dramatist and writer who also worked as a consul in Russia and Germany. In 1817, one of Kotzebue's books was burned during the Wartburg festival. He was murdered in 1819 by Karl Ludwig Sand, a militant member of the Burschenschaften. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August von Kotzebue has received more than 154,723 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). August von Kotzebue is the 1,128th most popular writer (up from 1,273rd in 2019), the 1,131st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,313th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular German Writer.

August von Kotzebue was a German dramatist who was most famous for his plays that were based on the lives of common people.

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Among writers, August von Kotzebue ranks 1,128 out of 7,302Before him are Antarah ibn Shaddad, Agathon, Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, Lü Dongbin, Edmund Spenser, and John Grisham. After him are Lycophron, Clément Marot, Sami Frashëri, John Updike, Fredric Brown, and Rigas Feraios.

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Among people born in 1761, August von Kotzebue ranks 8Before him are Selim III, Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Marie Tussaud, Jan Potocki, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, and William Carey. After him are Philippe Buonarroti, Jean-Charles Pichegru, Sineperver Sultan, Louis-Léopold Boilly, Antoine Barnave, and Smithson Tennant. Among people deceased in 1819, August von Kotzebue ranks 10Before him are Maria Luisa of Parma, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Kamehameha I, Daniel Rutherford, and Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Erik Acharius, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Sophie Blanchard, and Alexander Andreyevich Baranov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August von Kotzebue ranks 1,131 out of 7,253Before him are Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Bruno the Great (925), Severinus of Noricum (410), Christoph Scheiner (1575), and Ernst Zermelo (1871). After him are Wilhelm Groener (1867), Max Hoffmann (1869), Johannes Frießner (1892), Elisabeth of the Palatinate (1618), Lucian Freud (1922), and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, August von Kotzebue ranks 72Before him are Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Ernst Barlach (1870), Georg Kaiser (1878), Alfred Brehm (1829), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), and Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426). After him are Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Gottfried Benn (1886), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Radegund (518), and Theodor Storm (1817).