Emil Ludwig

1881 - 1948

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Emil Ludwig (25 January 1881 – 17 September 1948) was a German-Swiss author, known for his biographies and study of historical "greats.. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Ludwig has received more than 88,186 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Emil Ludwig is the 1,004th most popular writer (down from 954th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Poland (down from 190th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Polish Writer.

Emil Ludwig is most famous for his biographies of famous people, including a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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  • 26

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Among writers, Emil Ludwig ranks 1,004 out of 5,794Before him are Neale Donald Walsch, Marcel Pagnol, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Taha Hussein, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. After him are Julien Green, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Daniel Goleman, Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Vasily Zhukovsky, and Rudolf Erich Raspe.

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Among people born in 1881, Emil Ludwig ranks 44Before him are Otto Wille Kuusinen, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Sveinn Björnsson, Ivan Ribar, Otto Bauer, and Carlo Carrà. After him are Nikolai Myaskovsky, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, Ernst Gräfenberg, P. G. Wodehouse, and William Boeing. Among people deceased in 1948, Emil Ludwig ranks 34Before him are Georges Bernanos, John J. Pershing, D. W. Griffith, Iwane Matsui, Hugo Boss, and Umberto Giordano. After him are Yoshiko Kawashima, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Tamam Shud case, Arshile Gorky, Otto Rasch, and Feng Yuxiang.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Emil Ludwig ranks 191 out of 1,231Before him are Hermann Balck (1893), Ida Haendel (1928), Mordechai Anielewicz (1919), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), and Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878). After him are Grzegorz Lato (1950), Catherine Opalińska (1680), Frederick I of Württemberg (1754), John I Albert (1459), Stanisława Walasiewicz (1911), and Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Emil Ludwig ranks 18Before him are Witold Gombrowicz (1904), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Władysław Reymont (1867), B. Traven (1882), and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788). After him are Arnold Zweig (1887), Jan Potocki (1761), Andreas Gryphius (1616), Ernst Toller (1893), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), and Albert Barillé (1920).