Erich Auerbach

1892 - 1957

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Erich Auerbach (November 9, 1892 – October 13, 1957) was a German philologist and comparative scholar and critic of literature. His best-known work is Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, a history of representation in Western literature from ancient to modern times frequently cited as a classic in the study of realism in literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Auerbach has received more than 244,287 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Erich Auerbach is the 86th most popular historian (down from 75th in 2019), the 1,081st most popular biography from Germany (down from 955th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Historian.

Erich Auerbach is most famous for his book Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature.

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Over the past year Erich Auerbach has had the most page views in the with 31,809 views, followed by Italian (11,278), and German (7,607). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (55.27%), Esperanto (54.86%), and Finnish (47.36%)


Among historians, Erich Auerbach ranks 86 out of 561Before him are Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, Flavio Biondo, Al-Maqrizi, Georges Duby, and Julius Wellhausen. After him are George Ostrogorsky, Al-Waqidi, Hermann Alexander Diels, Timaeus, Yuval Noah Harari, and George Kedrenos.

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Among people born in 1892, Erich Auerbach ranks 58Before him are Margaret Rutherford, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Mikhail Kirponos, Juan Negrín, and Oswald Pohl. After him are Johannes Frießner, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Tamon Yamaguchi, Eiji Yoshikawa, Tazio Nuvolari, and Guo Moruo. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich Auerbach ranks 41Before him are Erich Wolfgang Korngold, V. Gordon Childe, Beniamino Gigli, Max Ophüls, Maurice Garin, and Antonín Zápotocký. After him are Moša Pijade, Eliot Ness, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Leo Perutz, Carl Clauberg, and Aga Khan III.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Auerbach ranks 1,081 out of 7,253Before him are Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut (1311), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Oskar Schlemmer (1888), Viktor Lutze (1890), Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden (1755), and Joseph Pilates (1883). After him are Pierre Littbarski (1960), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Arthur Scherbius (1878), Albert Speer (1934), and William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Erich Auerbach ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Adam of Bremen (1100), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Aby Warburg (1866), and Julius Wellhausen (1844). After him are Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Christoph Cellarius (1638), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Golo Mann (1909), and August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735).