WRITER

Elie Wiesel

1928 - 2016

Photo of Elie Wiesel

Icon of person Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel (, born Eliezer Wiesel Hebrew: אֱלִיעֶזֶר וִיזֶל‎ ʾÉlīʿezer Vīzel; September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps.He was a professor of the humanities at Boston University, which created the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in his honor. He was involved with Jewish causes and human rights causes and helped establish the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. In his political activities, he also campaigned for victims of oppression in places like South Africa, Nicaragua, Kosovo, and Sudan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elie Wiesel has received more than 4,221,483 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Elie Wiesel is the 557th most popular writer (down from 549th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Romania (down from 28th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Romanian Writer.

Elie Wiesel is most famous for his book Night, which is about his experience in the Holocaust.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Elie Wiesels by language


Among WRITERS

Among writers, Elie Wiesel ranks 557 out of 5,794Before him are Tyrtaeus, Patrick Süskind, Harriet Tubman, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jacob L. Moreno, and Isaac Babel. After him are Gaston Leroux, Eyvind Johnson, Anton Makarenko, Ludwig Tieck, George R. R. Martin, and Longus.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1928, Elie Wiesel ranks 31Before him are Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Coburn, George Peppard, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Geert Hofstede, and Martin Landau. After him are Domenico Modugno, Alexander Grothendieck, Alberto Korda, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Li Ka-shing, and Hans Küng. Among people deceased in 2016, Elie Wiesel ranks 29Before him are Pierre Boulez, Abbas Kiarostami, George Michael, Harper Lee, Nancy Reagan, and Carrie Fisher. After him are Prince, John Glenn, Bernardo Provenzano, Andrzej Żuławski, Gene Wilder, and Viktor Korchnoi.

Others Born in 1928

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2016

Go to all Rankings

In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Elie Wiesel ranks 29 out of 572Before him are Ion Iliescu (1930), Herta Müller (1953), Theodoric I (393), Iannis Xenakis (1922), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), and Jacob L. Moreno (1889). After him are Bela Lugosi (1882), George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), and Michael the Brave (1558).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Elie Wiesel ranks 6Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Tristan Tzara (1896), Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), and Jacob L. Moreno (1889). After him are Mihai Eminescu (1850), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).

Twitter Activity