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Bernhard Schlink

1944 - Today

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Bernhard Schlink (German: [ˈbɛʁn.haʁt ʃlɪŋk] (listen); born 6 July 1944) is a German lawyer, academic, and novelist. He is best known for his novel The Reader, which was first published in 1995 and became an international bestseller. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernhard Schlink has received more than 268,134 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bernhard Schlink is the 1,029th most popular writer (down from 1,013th in 2019), the 1,008th most popular biography from Germany (down from 943rd in 2019) and the 64th most popular German Writer.

Bernhard Schlink is most famous for his novel, The Reader, which was made into a film in 2008. The novel tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who falls in love with an older woman.

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  • 41

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  • 5.52

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  • 3.47

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Among writers, Bernhard Schlink ranks 1,029 out of 5,755Before him are Veronica Franco, James Hadley Chase, Iris Murdoch, Bar Hebraeus, Julien Green, and Derek Walcott. After him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Ernst Toller, Ľudovít Štúr, Egill Skallagrímsson, Shoko Asahara, and Bāṇabhaṭṭa.

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Among people born in 1944, Bernhard Schlink ranks 75Before him are Bernard Cornwell, Nelson Freire, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Günter Netzer, and Klaus Nomi. After him are Serge Haroche, Jeroen Krabbé, Thein Sein, Gérard Mourou, Donna Haraway, and Askar Akayev.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bernhard Schlink ranks 1,008 out of 6,142Before him are Günter Netzer (1944), Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp (1759), Wolfgang Overath (1943), Eugen Dühring (1833), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), and Klaus Nomi (1944). After him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Sophia of Prussia (1870), August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760), Natalia Alexeievna (1755), Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1697), and Waldemar Hoven (1903).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Bernhard Schlink ranks 64Before him are Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Tannhäuser (1205), Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), and Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622). After him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Ernst Barlach (1870), Alfred Brehm (1829), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Joost van den Vondel (1587), and Radegund (518).