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Elie Wiesel

1928 - 2016

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Elie Wiesel (, born Eliezer Wiesel, Yiddish: אליעזר װיזעל Eliezer Vizel; 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 5,310,149 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Elie Wiesel is the 483rd most popular writer (up from 557th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Romania (up from 29th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Romanian Writer.

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

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Among writers, Elie Wiesel ranks 483 out of 5,755Before him are William S. Burroughs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, D. H. Lawrence, Statius, Ellen G. White, and Harold Pinter. After him are Tyrtaeus, Anthony Burgess, Baldassare Castiglione, Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, and Imadaddin Nasimi.

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Among people born in 1928, Elie Wiesel ranks 29Before him are Alvin Toffler, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Agnès Varda, Alexander Grothendieck, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Kim Yong-nam. After him are George Peppard, James Coburn, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Martin Landau, Alberto Korda, and Martin Cooper. Among people deceased in 2016, Elie Wiesel ranks 25Before him are George Michael, Abbas Kiarostami, Carlos Alberto Torres, Jerome Bruner, João Havelange, and Alvin Toffler. After him are Prince, Harper Lee, Pierre Boulez, John Glenn, Andrzej Żuławski, and Carrie Fisher.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Elie Wiesel ranks 28 out of 665Before him are Herta Müller (1953), Ion Iliescu (1930), Mircea Lucescu (1945), György Ligeti (1923), Theodoric I (393), and Nadia Comăneci (1961). After him are Iannis Xenakis (1922), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Gheorghe Zamfir (1941), Michael the Brave (1558), Mihai Eminescu (1850), and Jacob L. Moreno (1889).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Elie Wiesel ranks 5Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Tristan Tzara (1896), Paul Celan (1920), and Herta Müller (1953). After him are Mihai Eminescu (1850), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Ion Creangă (1837), and Károly Kerényi (1897).

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