Bohumil Hrabal

1914 - 1997

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Bohumil Hrabal (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboɦumɪl ˈɦrabal]; 28 March 1914 – 3 February 1997) was a Czech writer, often named among the best Czech writers of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bohumil Hrabal has received more than 259,261 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Bohumil Hrabal is the 540th most popular writer (down from 526th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 38th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Czech Writer.

Bohumil Hrabal is most famous for his novels, such as Closely Watched Trains and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. He was a Czech author and a major figure in Czech literature.

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Among writers, Bohumil Hrabal ranks 540 out of 5,794Before him are Pierre de Ronsard, Robert Walser, Ivan Bunin, Luo Guanzhong, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Arthur Koestler. After him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, Al-Maʿarri, A. J. Cronin, Frantz Fanon, and Appius Claudius Caecus.

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Among people born in 1914, Bohumil Hrabal ranks 18Before him are William S. Burroughs, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alec Guinness, Octavio Paz, Richard Widmark, and Tyrone Power. After him are Lída Baarová, Joe Louis, Aribert Heim, Jonas Salk, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and Willi Stoph. Among people deceased in 1997, Bohumil Hrabal ranks 21Before him are Sviatoslav Richter, Paulo Freire, The Notorious B.I.G., William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Bảo Đại. After him are Isaiah Berlin, Clyde Tombaugh, Fred Zinnemann, Dora Maar, Melvin Calvin, and Robert Mitchum.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Bohumil Hrabal ranks 50 out of 839Before him are Václav Klaus (1941), Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271), Milena Jesenská (1896), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), Karel Gott (1939), and Emil Hácha (1872). After him are Antonín Panenka (1948), Lída Baarová (1914), Gerty Cori (1896), Peter Grünberg (1939), Franz Werfel (1890), and František Kupka (1871).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Bohumil Hrabal ranks 8Before him are Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Karel Čapek (1890), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), and Milena Jesenská (1896). After him are Franz Werfel (1890), Karl Kraus (1874), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), Ivana Trump (1949), Julius Fučík (1903), and Adalbert Stifter (1805).