Cornelia Funke

1958 - Today

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Cornelia Maria Funke (German: [kɔʁˈneːli̯a ˈfʊŋ.kə] (listen)) (born 10 December 1958) is a German author of children's fiction. Born in Dorsten, North Rhine-Westphalia, she began her career as a social worker before becoming a book illustrator. She began writing novels in the late 1980s and focused primarily on fantasy-oriented stories that depict the lives of children faced with adversity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornelia Funke has received more than 420,726 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Cornelia Funke is the 2,167th most popular writer (down from 2,063rd in 2019), the 2,191st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,870th in 2019) and the 144th most popular German Writer.

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  • 420k

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  • 65.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Cornelia Funke ranks 2,167 out of 5,794Before her are Zabel Yesayan, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Joseph Mohr, Pierre Lemaitre, and Johannes Mario Simmel. After her are Mohammed Dib, Isaac Alfasi, Alberto Manguel, Daqiqi, Servius Sulpicius Rufus, and Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius.

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Among people born in 1958, Cornelia Funke ranks 57Before her are Javier Aguirre, Marg Helgenberger, Limahl, Andy Gibb, Linda Kozlowski, and Nikki Sixx. After her are Anne Holt, Bruce Campbell, Steve Guttenberg, Adrian Newey, Giuseppe Baresi, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Cornelia Funke ranks 2,191 out of 5,289Before her are Toni Kroos (1990), Carl Correns (1864), Hans Blumenberg (1920), Günther Lützow (1912), Wilhelm Souchon (1864), and Johann Kirnberger (1721). After her are Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1779), Princess Marie Amelie of Baden (1817), Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg (1536), Nicodemus Tessin the Elder (1615), Yaakov Litzman (1948), and Friedrich Albert Lange (1828).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Cornelia Funke ranks 144Before her are Ernst von Salomon (1902), Yehuda Amichai (1924), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), C. W. Ceram (1915), Karlheinz Deschner (1924), and Stefan Heym (1913). After her are Wolfgang Iser (1926), Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759), Judith Kerr (1923), Martin Walser (1927), Heinrich Hoffmann (1809), and Carl Zuckmayer (1896).