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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 47,162 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). C. W. Ceram is the 1,967th most popular writer (up from 2,095th in 2019), the 2,076th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,132nd in 2019) and the 125th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, C. W. Ceram ranks 1,967 out of 5,755Before him are Alfred Bester, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, Countess of Ségur, Servius Sulpicius Rufus, Piotr Skarga, and John Grinder. After him are Olga Rozanova, Gustav Schwab, Methodius of Olympus, Atsushi Nakajima, Ji Kang, and Eiji Tsuburaya.

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Among people born in 1915, C. W. Ceram ranks 78Before him are Thomas Merton, J. C. R. Licklider, Prince George William of Hanover, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Shogo Kamo, and Ross Macdonald. After him are Georgy Sviridov, Kiyosi Itô, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Edmond O'Brien, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Arsenio Erico. Among people deceased in 1972, C. W. Ceram ranks 76Before him are Clara Campoamor, Frank Knight, Jo Bonnier, Akim Tamiroff, Frans Masereel, and Aspasia Manos. After him are Violette Leduc, Neilia Hunter Biden, Edgar Snow, Richard Courant, Alfred Schmidt, and Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, C. W. Ceram ranks 2,076 out of 6,142Before him are Louis of Nassau (1538), Magdalene of Bavaria (1587), Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789), Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1757), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), and Princess Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst (1679). After him are Uli Jon Roth (1954), Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1284), Gustav Schwab (1792), Wols (1913), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), and Bertha of Sulzbach (1110).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, C. W. Ceram ranks 125Before him are Ludwig Börne (1786), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797), Uri Avnery (1923), Paul Gerhardt (1607), and Fred Uhlman (1901). After him are Gustav Schwab (1792), Katia Mann (1883), Joachim Neander (1650), Friedrich Rückert (1788), Handrij Zejler (1804), and Ludwig Uhland (1787).