C. W. Ceram

1915 - 1972

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C. W. Ceram (20 January 1915 – 12 April 1972) was the pseudonym of German journalist, editor at Rowohlt Verlag, and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archaeology. He chose to write using a pseudonym — spelling his own name backward as an ananym, and latinizing the K as C — to avoid association with his earlier work as a propagandist for the Third Reich. Ceram was born in Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. W. Ceram has received more than 43,236 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). C. W. Ceram is the 2,096th most popular writer (up from 2,103rd in 2019), the 2,132nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,896th in 2019) and the 141st most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, C. W. Ceram ranks 2,096 out of 5,794Before him are Abdurreshid Ibrahim, Alan Sillitoe, Frank McCourt, Stefania Wilczyńska, Sabahattin Ali, and Mikołaj Rej. After him are Terentianus, Terry Eagleton, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Karlheinz Deschner, Arkady Gaidar, and Eiji Tsuburaya.

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Among people born in 1915, C. W. Ceram ranks 85Before him are Prince George William of Hanover, Kiyosi Itô, Arsenio Erico, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Monroe, and Lorne Greene. After him are Don Budge, André Frossard, John Vorster, Piet de Jong, Georgy Sviridov, and Tapio Wirkkala. Among people deceased in 1972, C. W. Ceram ranks 75Before him are George Sanders, Ettore Bastico, Akim Tamiroff, Alejandra Pizarnik, Miriam Hopkins, and Ernst von Salomon. After him are Richard Courant, Edgar Snow, Jo Bonnier, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, C. Rajagopalachari, and Nikolay Krylov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, C. W. Ceram ranks 2,132 out of 5,289Before him are Ludwig Reichenbach (1793), Adalbert of Hamburg (1000), Johannes Franz Hartmann (1865), Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1627), Otto Wöhler (1894), and Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688). After him are Oskar Lafontaine (1943), Louis III, Elector Palatine (1378), Karlheinz Deschner (1924), Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1547), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1831), and Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, C. W. Ceram ranks 141Before him are Fred Uhlman (1901), Gustav Schwab (1792), Marianne Weber (1870), Ernst von Salomon (1902), Yehuda Amichai (1924), and Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633). After him are Karlheinz Deschner (1924), Stefan Heym (1913), Cornelia Funke (1958), Wolfgang Iser (1926), Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759), and Judith Kerr (1923).