Bruno Schulz

1892 - 1942

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Bruno Schulz (12 July 1892 – 19 November 1942) was a Polish Jewish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher. He is regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century. In 1938, he was awarded the Polish Academy of Literature's prestigious Golden Laurel award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Schulz has received more than 655,268 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Bruno Schulz is the 589th most popular writer (up from 711th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 89th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

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Notable Works

The street of crocodiles
Sklepy cynamonowe
Le sanatorium au croque-mort
Sanatorium under the sign of the hourglass
Les boutiques de cannelle
Bruno Schulz
Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was a Polish Jewish author, graphic designer and draftsman from Galicia. During the Soviet occupation (1939-41) and the Nazi occupation that followed, he created most of his graphic works, in part under orders from the occupying powers that controlled Poland. But in secret he portrayed his people and their suffering, especially that of the Jews in the ghetto during the two occupations. This book concentrates on the private drawings he made during his last years.

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Over the past year Bruno Schulz has had the most page views in the with 56,999 views, followed by English (55,044), and German (10,909). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (120.16%), Bosnian (61.19%), and Lower Sorbian (55.21%)


Among writers, Bruno Schulz ranks 589 out of 7,302Before him are Abai Qunanbaiuly, Samuel Butler, Allen Ginsberg, Su Shi, Wang Wei, and Vasubandhu. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Ellen G. White, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Ismail Gaspirali, and Theodore Dreiser.

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Among people born in 1892, Bruno Schulz ranks 37Before him are Amanullah Khan, Erhard Milch, Arthur Compton, Marina Tsvetaeva, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Robert Ritter von Greim. After him are Darius Milhaud, Corneille Heymans, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Arthur Friedenreich, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, and Bolesław Bierut. Among people deceased in 1942, Bruno Schulz ranks 16Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, William G. Morgan, Richard Willstätter, William Henry Bragg, Robert Bosch, and Fritz Todt. After him are Walther von Reichenau, Franz Boas, François Darlan, Irène Némirovsky, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and Sabina Spielrein.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Bruno Schulz ranks 86 out of 1,365Before him are Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Selman Waksman (1888), Anacharsis (-700), Andrey Yeryomenko (1892), Josaphat Kuntsevych (1580), and Nikolai Podgorny (1903). After him are Anton Makarenko (1888), Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Karl Radek (1885), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860), and Oleg Blokhin (1952).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Bruno Schulz ranks 16Before him are Sholem Aleichem (1859), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Isaac Babel (1894). After him are Anton Makarenko (1888), Clarice Lispector (1920), Ivan Franko (1856), Irène Némirovsky (1903), Nestor the Chronicler (1056), and Gregory Skovoroda (1722).