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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 and 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 208,790 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Erich Auerbach is the 72nd most popular historian (down from 71st in 2019), the 955th most popular biography from Germany (down from 894th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Historian.

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

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Among historians, Erich Auerbach ranks 72 out of 339Before him are Theophylact Simocatta, Al-Baladhuri, Nicolaus of Damascus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Al-Dhahabi, and Movses Khorenatsi. After him are Carlo Ginzburg, Eutropius, Donna Haraway, Julius Wellhausen, Ephorus, and Timaeus.

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Among people born in 1892, Erich Auerbach ranks 54Before him are V. Gordon Childe, Oswald Pohl, Mary Pickford, Margaret Rutherford, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and József Mindszenty. After him are Johannes Frießner, Mikhail Kirponos, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Eiji Yoshikawa, Juan Negrín, and Edith Södergran. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich Auerbach ranks 40Before him are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Maurice Garin, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Beniamino Gigli, José Leandro Andrade, and James Brendan Connolly. After him are Johnny Torrio, Aga Khan III, Rudolf Weigl, Hermann Buhl, Max Ophüls, and Rudolf Diels.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erich Auerbach ranks 955 out of 6,142Before him are Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Johannes Althusius (1563), Robert Michels (1876), Herbert Gille (1897), Sophie of Württemberg (1818), and Karl Abraham (1877). After him are Max Wolf (1863), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), and Ulay (1943).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Erich Auerbach ranks 7Before him are Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Samuel von Pufendorf (1632), and Aby Warburg (1866). After him are Julius Wellhausen (1844), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Reinhart Koselleck (1923), and Christoph Cellarius (1638).