Bettina von Arnim

1785 - 1859

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Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785 – 20 January 1859), born Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist. Bettina (as well: Bettine) Brentano was a writer, publisher, composer, singer, visual artist, an illustrator, patron of young talent, and a social activist. She was the archetype of the Romantic era's zeitgeist and the crux of many creative relationships of canonical artistic figures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bettina von Arnim has received more than 154,011 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Bettina von Arnim is the 903rd most popular writer (down from 830th in 2019), the 831st most popular biography from Germany (down from 732nd in 2019) and the 55th most popular German Writer.

Bettina von Arnim is most famous for her correspondence with Goethe and for her novel, "The Enchanted April."

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Among writers, Bettina von Arnim ranks 903 out of 5,794Before her are Giambattista Marino, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Alexander Griboyedov, Nicolas Chamfort, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Stesichorus. After her are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Ahmed Deedat, B. Traven, Karl Harrer, H. L. Mencken, and Varlam Shalamov.

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Among people born in 1785, Bettina von Arnim ranks 8Before her are Louis XVII of France, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Lin Zexu, and Claude-Louis Navier. After her are Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Thomas De Quincey, Pierre Louis Dulong, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John James Audubon, and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier. Among people deceased in 1859, Bettina von Arnim ranks 14Before her are Washington Irving, Josip Jelačić, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Carl Ritter, Louis Spohr, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. After her are Archduke John of Austria, Thomas De Quincey, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Brown, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and John Austin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bettina von Arnim ranks 831 out of 5,289Before her are August Landmesser (1910), Johann Mattheson (1681), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Carl von Linde (1842), Arno Breker (1900), and Frederica of Baden (1781). After her are Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Johann Joachim Becher (1635), Kurt Zeitzler (1895), and Harald Schumacher (1954).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Bettina von Arnim ranks 55Before her are Frank Wedekind (1864), Peter Weiss (1916), Theodor Fontane (1819), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Anna Seghers (1900), and Tannhäuser (1205). After her are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Karl Harrer (1890), Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Kurt Eisner (1867), and Christoph Martin Wieland (1733).