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 902,638 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). E. T. A. Hoffmann is the 129th most popular writer (up from 134th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Russia (up from 48th 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 129 out of 5,794Before him are Plautus, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Brontë, Walter Scott, and August Strindberg. After him are William Blake, Carlo Collodi, Kālidāsa, Heinrich Böll, Boris Pasternak, and Sully Prudhomme.

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Among people born in 1776, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 1After him are Amedeo Avogadro, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Sophie Germain, John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Pehr Henrik Ling, and Barthold Georg Niebuhr. 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, René Just Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 46 out of 2,688Before him are Yuri Andropov (1914), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), and Elizabeth of Russia (1709). After him are Boris Pasternak (1890), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), and Lev Yashin (1929).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, E. T. A. Hoffmann ranks 11Before him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), and Vladimir Nabokov (1899). After him are Boris Pasternak (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), and Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926).