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Carl Spitteler

1845 - 1924

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Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler (24 April 1845 – 29 December 1924) was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919 "in special appreciation of his epic Olympian Spring". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Spitteler has received more than 126,137 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Carl Spitteler is the 273rd most popular writer (up from 303rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 21st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Writer.

Carl Spitteler was a Swiss poet who was most famous for his epic poem, "Olympische Gedichte" (Olympian Poems).

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Among writers, Carl Spitteler ranks 273 out of 5,755Before him are Jordanes, Chrétien de Troyes, Valmiki, Shams Tabrizi, Françoise Sagan, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. After him are Guillaume de Machaut, C. S. Lewis, Alexandra Feodorovna, Paul Valéry, Antonin Artaud, and Marcus Terentius Varro.

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Among people born in 1845, Carl Spitteler ranks 8Before him are Alexander III of Russia, Georg Cantor, Ludwig II of Bavaria, George I of Greece, Gabriel Fauré, and Gabriel Lippmann. After him are Amadeo I of Spain, Élie Metchnikoff, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, and Paul Vidal de La Blache. Among people deceased in 1924, Carl Spitteler ranks 10Before him are Woodrow Wilson, Anatole France, Joseph Conrad, Alfred Marshall, Louis Sullivan, and Gabriel Fauré. After him are Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Frances Hodgson Burnett, George Mallory, Ferruccio Busoni, Robert Nivelle, and Ferdinand Cheval.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Carl Spitteler ranks 22 out of 876Before him are Francesco Borromini (1599), Alberto Giacometti (1901), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Albert Hofmann (1906), and Ursula Andress (1936). After him are Bruno Ganz (1941), Élie Ducommun (1833), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Conrad Gessner (1516), and Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Carl Spitteler ranks 2Before him are Johanna Spyri (1827). After him are Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Karl Barth (1886), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Gottfried Keller (1819).