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 245,322 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Bernhard Schlink is the 1,013th most popular writer (down from 939th in 2019), the 943rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 828th in 2019) and the 65th 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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Among writers, Bernhard Schlink ranks 1,013 out of 5,794Before him are Daniel Goleman, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Vasily Zhukovsky, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Madeleine de Scudéry, and Ibn al-Jawzi. After him are P. D. James, Rosamunde Pilcher, Kassia, Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

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Among people born in 1944, Bernhard Schlink ranks 63Before him are Kunishige Kamamoto, Udo Kier, Bernard Cornwell, Larry Ellison, Günter Netzer, and R. Lee Ermey. After him are Peter Weir, Robert Powell, Jeroen Krabbé, Klaus Nomi, Bernard Hill, and Kim Yong-il.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bernhard Schlink ranks 943 out of 5,289Before him are Johannes Althusius (1563), Thomas Bach (1953), Florian Geyer (1490), Sebastian Münster (1488), William Stern (1871), and Georg-Hans Reinhardt (1887). After him are Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (920), Walter Baade (1893), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Petrus Apianus (1495), and Hans Scholl (1918).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Bernhard Schlink ranks 65Before him are Marie d'Agoult (1805), Kurt Eisner (1867), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Alfred Brehm (1829), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), and Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736). After him are Ernst Barlach (1870), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Hrotsvitha (935), and Thietmar of Merseburg (975).