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E. T. A. Hoffmann

1776 - 1822

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Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann; 24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822) was a German Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic and artist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffmann appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero. He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. T. A. Hoffmann has received more than 1,160,749 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). E. T. A. Hoffmann is the 118th most popular writer (up from 129th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Russia (down from 46th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Writer.

E. T. A. Hoffmann is most famous for his novel "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."

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Among writers, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 118 out of 5,755Before him are Federico García Lorca, Mary Shelley, François Villon, Plautus, Václav Havel, and Sully Prudhomme. After him are Yukio Mishima, Henry David Thoreau, Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, and Jean Cocteau.

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Among people born in 1776, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 2Before him is Amedeo Avogadro. After him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, Sophie Germain, John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Şehzade Abdullah, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, and Jean-Pierre Boyer. Among people deceased in 1822, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 1After him are William Herschel, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antonio Canova, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, Claude Louis Berthollet, Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Valentin Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 47 out of 3,262Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Boris Pasternak (1890), Yul Brynner (1920), and Vladimir Nabokov (1899). After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), David Hilbert (1862), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Vladimir the Great (958), and Boris Godunov (1552).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 11Before him are Isaac Asimov (1920), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Vladimir Nabokov (1899). After him are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), and Sergei Yesenin (1895).