Charles Bukowski

1920 - 1994

Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambiance of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Bukowski has received more than 5,193,504 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 93rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Charles Bukowski ranks 92 out of 4,883Before him are Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, Stephen King, Selma Lagerlöf, and Virginia Woolf. After him are Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Ivan Turgenev, Anatole France, Cato the Elder, and Samuel Beckett.

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Among people born in 1920, Charles Bukowski ranks 5Before him are Pope John Paul II, Federico Fellini, Isaac Asimov, and Yul Brynner. After him are Ray Bradbury, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. Among people deceased in 1994, Charles Bukowski ranks 4Before him are Kim Il-sung, Karl Popper, and Richard Nixon. After him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Linus Pauling, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Erik Erikson, Eugène Ionesco, Ayrton Senna, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Charles Bukowski ranks 58 out of 3,763Before him are Eva Braun (1912), Georg Ohm (1789), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Heinrich Heine (1797), Heinrich Hertz (1857), and Konrad Adenauer (1876). After him are Frederick the Great (1712), Robert Koch (1843), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William the Silent (1533), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), and Charles the Bald (823).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Charles Bukowski ranks 8Before him are Anne Frank (1929), Hermann Hesse (1877), Thomas Mann (1875), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), and Heinrich Heine (1797). After him are Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), and Jacob Grimm (1785).