Bertolt Brecht

1898 - 1956

Bertolt Brecht

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht (German: [ˈbɛʁˌt̩ɔlt bʁɛçt] (listen)), was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet. Coming of age during the Weimar Republic, he had his first successes as a playwright in Munich and moved to Berlin in 1924, where he wrote The Threepenny Opera with Kurt Weill and began a lifelong collaboration with the composer Hanns Eisler. Immersed in Marxist thought during this period, he wrote didactic Lehrstücke and became a leading theoretician of epic theatre (which he later preferred to call "dialectical theatre") and the so-called V-effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bertolt Brecht has received more than 2,594,619 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 85th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Bertolt Brecht ranks 84 out of 4,883Before him are Ayn Rand, Giorgio Vasari, Li Bai, Guy de Maupassant, Knut Hamsun, and Romain Rolland. After him are Heinrich Heine, Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, Stephen King, and Selma Lagerlöf.

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Among people born in 1898, Bertolt Brecht ranks 2Before him is René Magritte. After him are Erich Maria Remarque, Golda Meir, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Alvar Aalto, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, Herbert Marcuse, and George Gershwin. Among people deceased in 1956, Bertolt Brecht ranks 1After him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Jackson Pollock, Konstantin von Neurath, B. R. Ambedkar, Jules Rimet, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, Alfred Kinsey, Frederick Soddy, and Robert Walser.

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Among people born in Germany, Bertolt Brecht ranks 54 out of 3,763Before him are Joseph Goebbels (1897), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Eva Braun (1912), and Georg Ohm (1789). After him are Heinrich Heine (1797), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles Bukowski (1920), Frederick the Great (1712), and Robert Koch (1843).