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Einhard (also Eginhard or Einhart; Latin: E(g)inhardus; c. 775 – 14 March 840) was a Frankish scholar and courtier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Einhard has received more than 239,995 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Einhard is the 324th most popular writer (up from 361st in 2019), the 289th most popular biography from Germany (up from 302nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Writer.

Einhard is most famous for his biography of Charlemagne, which is one of the few contemporary accounts of the life of the king.

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Among writers, Einhard ranks 324 out of 5,755Before him are François Mauriac, Jack Kerouac, Ezra Pound, Carlos Castaneda, Georges Bataille, and Arthur Schnitzler. After him are Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Graham Greene, Elfriede Jelinek, Arthur Miller, André Malraux, and Mikhail Lermontov.

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Among people born in 770, Einhard ranks 2Before him is Pope Stephen IV. After him are Michael I Rangabe, Ali al-Ridha, Michael II, Al-Hakam I, Pepin the Hunchback, Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi, Bera, Count of Barcelona, Maria of Amnia, Theodosia, wife of Leo V, and Hugh of Tours. Among people deceased in 840, Einhard ranks 2Before him is Louis the Pious. After him are Emperor Wenzong of Tang, Emperor Junna, Agobard, and Euphrosyne.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Einhard ranks 289 out of 6,142Before him are Georgius Agricola (1494), Karl May (1842), Karl Weierstrass (1815), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), and Christian I of Denmark (1426). After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Michael Ende (1929), Athanasius Kircher (1602), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1798).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Einhard ranks 22Before him are Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Ernst Jünger (1895), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Heyse (1830), and Karl May (1842). After him are Michael Ende (1929), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Traudl Junge (1920), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), and Jean Paul (1763).