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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 92,613 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Emil Ludwig is the 1,058th most popular writer (down from 1,004th in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from Poland (down from 191st in 2019) and the 19th 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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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.94

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  • 1.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Emil Ludwig ranks 1,058 out of 5,755Before him are N. F. S. Grundtvig, Ernst Barlach, Fredric Brown, Edmund Spenser, Mori Ōgai, and Kobayashi Issa. After him are Alfred Brehm, Adalbert Stifter, Velimir Khlebnikov, Erskine Caldwell, Joan Didion, and Guido Cavalcanti.

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Among people born in 1881, Emil Ludwig ranks 45Before him are Asta Nielsen, Theodore von Kármán, Ivan Ribar, Otto Bauer, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, and William Boeing. After him are Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Ludwig Binswanger, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sveinn Björnsson, Cecil B. DeMille, and Victor Klemperer. Among people deceased in 1948, Emil Ludwig ranks 38Before him are Tamam Shud case, Georges Bernanos, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Zelda Fitzgerald, Waldemar Hoven, and Yoshiko Kawashima. After him are Kantarō Suzuki, Dieter Wisliceny, Otto Rasch, Rudolf Brandt, Pompeu Fabra, and Kenji Doihara.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Emil Ludwig ranks 221 out of 1,454Before him are Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Ernst Toller (1893), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Muazzez Sultan (1628), Ferdinand Cohn (1828), and Wacław Sierpiński (1882). After him are Leszek Kołakowski (1927), Ernst Kummer (1810), Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), and Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Emil Ludwig ranks 19Before him are Władysław Reymont (1867), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Jan Potocki (1761), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), and Ernst Toller (1893). After him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Bolesław Prus (1847), Jerzy Kosiński (1933), Arnold Zweig (1887), and Albert Barillé (1920).