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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 (or 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 209,026 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Bettina von Arnim is the 786th most popular writer (up from 903rd in 2019), the 759th most popular biography from Germany (up from 831st in 2019) and the 43rd 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 786 out of 5,755Before her are Philippe Ariès, Italo Svevo, Nestor the Chronicler, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Mikael Agricola, and John Jacob Astor IV. After her are Artemidorus, John Fante, Wilhelm Hauff, Peter Weiss, Arrigo Boito, and Alejo Carpentier.

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Among people born in 1785, Bettina von Arnim ranks 6Before her are Louis XVII of France, Mahmud II, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, and Alessandro Manzoni. After her are Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Thomas De Quincey, John James Audubon, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Among people deceased in 1859, Bettina von Arnim ranks 14Before her are John Vianney, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Josip Jelačić, Washington Irving, Louis Spohr, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. After her are Archduke John of Austria, John Brown, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas De Quincey, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Alfred Vail.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bettina von Arnim ranks 759 out of 6,142Before her are Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (1715), Walther Wenck (1900), Paul Blobel (1894), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Ernst Chain (1906), and Maria of Yugoslavia (1900). After her are Paul Breitner (1951), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), and Wilhelm Hauff (1802).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Bettina von Arnim ranks 43Before her are Ludwig Tieck (1773), Georg Büchner (1813), Bert Hellinger (1925), Hugo Ball (1886), Klaus Mann (1906), and Karl Harrer (1890). After her are Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), Hans Fallada (1893), Frank Wedekind (1864), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), and Theodor Fontane (1819).