B. Traven

1882 - 1969

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B. Traven (German: [ˈbeː ˈtʁaːvn̩]; Bruno Traven in some accounts) was the pen name of a presumably German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. One of the few certainties about Traven's life is that he lived for years in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set—including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927). The film adaptation of the same name won three Academy Awards in 1948.Virtually every detail of Traven's life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of B. Traven has received more than 348,715 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). B. Traven is the 906th most popular writer (down from 886th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Poland (up from 179th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Polish Writer.

B. Traven is most famous for his novel, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston.

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Among writers, B. Traven ranks 906 out of 5,794Before him are Nicolas Chamfort, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Stesichorus, Bettina von Arnim, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, and Ahmed Deedat. After him are Karl Harrer, H. L. Mencken, Varlam Shalamov, Charles Maurras, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, and Agathon.

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Among people born in 1882, B. Traven ranks 48Before him are Lluís Companys, Boris Shaposhnikov, A. A. Milne, René Coty, Friedrich Dollmann, and Éamon de Valera. After him are Karol Szymanowski, Jean Giraudoux, Otto Neurath, Harold Lowe, John Bauer, and Wacław Sierpiński. Among people deceased in 1969, B. Traven ranks 34Before him are Boris Karloff, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Itzhak Stern, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Josef von Sternberg, and Moïse Tshombe. After him are Allen Dulles, Alexandra David-Néel, Walter Christaller, Robert Taylor, Raymond A. Spruance, and Wacław Sierpiński.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, B. Traven ranks 168 out of 1,231Before him are Albrecht von Roon (1803), Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770), Daniel Libeskind (1946), Vasily Sokolovsky (1897), and Henryk Górecki (1933). After him are Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Władysław Gomułka (1905), Władysław Anders (1892), and Miroslav Klose (1978).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, B. Traven ranks 16Before him are Alfred Döblin (1878), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), and Władysław Reymont (1867). After him are Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Emil Ludwig (1881), Arnold Zweig (1887), Jan Potocki (1761), Andreas Gryphius (1616), and Ernst Toller (1893).