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Elvira Madigan

1867 - 1889

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Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen (December 4, 1867 – July 19, 1889), better known by her stage name Elvira Madigan, was a circus performer who performed as a slack rope dancer, artistic rider, juggler and dancer. She is best known today for her romantic relationship with the Swedish nobleman and cavalry officer Sixten Sparre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elvira Madigan has received more than 234,775 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Elvira Madigan is the 1,793rd most popular writer (down from 1,487th in 2019), the 1,860th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,481st in 2019) and the 115th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Elvira Madigan ranks 1,793 out of 5,755Before her are Meleager of Gadara, Bernard Malamud, Theodor Nöldeke, Viktor Barna, André Brink, and György Konrád. After her are Aphra Behn, Ion of Chios, Robert Silverberg, Anne Perry, Telesilla, and Hugh Lofting.

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Among people born in 1867, Elvira Madigan ranks 53Before her are Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Jeanne Lanvin, Masaoka Shiki, Henry L. Stimson, Mikhail Eisenstein, and Marcel Schwob. After her are Sundance Kid, Hiranuma Kiichirō, Sister Nivedita, Henri Gouraud, Carl Laemmle, and Emil Krebs. Among people deceased in 1889, Elvira Madigan ranks 31Before her are Ignacy Domeyko, Gaston Planté, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, Viktor Bunyakovsky, Jules Dupré, and Maria Mitchell. After her are Ybyrai Altynsarin, Şevkefza Kadın, Franciscus Donders, Bernhard Förster, Adolf von Henselt, and Émile Augier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Elvira Madigan ranks 1,860 out of 6,142Before her are Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769), Fritz Fischer (1912), Jürgen Moltmann (1926), Barbara of Brandenburg (1464), Theodor Nöldeke (1836), and Princess Hilda of Nassau (1864). After her are Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg (1623), Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751), Gertrud Scholtz-Klink (1902), Adolf Hurwitz (1859), Philip, Elector Palatine (1448), and Klaus Fischer (1949).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Elvira Madigan ranks 115Before her are Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918), Adolph Freiherr Knigge (1752), Wolfgang Borchert (1921), Jordan of Saxony (1190), Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871), and Theodor Nöldeke (1836). After her are Margarete Buber-Neumann (1901), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), Ludwig Börne (1786), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), and Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797).