Erich Fried

1921 - 1988

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Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988) was an Austrian-born poet, writer, and translator. He initially became known to a broader public in both Germany and Austria for his political poetry, and later for his love poems. As a writer, he mostly wrote plays and short novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Fried has received more than 96,950 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Erich Fried is the 2,873rd most popular writer (down from 2,756th in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from Austria (down from 570th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Austrian Writer.

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Notable Works

Unter Nebenfeinden
Mitunter sogar Lachen
Austrian Authors, Authors, Austrian, Biography
Höre Israel!
Poetry, History
Ein Soldat und ein Mädchen
Befreiung von der Flucht


Among writers, Erich Fried ranks 2,873 out of 7,302Before him are Jonathan Franzen, Giacomo da Lentini, Jack Williamson, Robert Penn Warren, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, and Lucia Berlin. After him are Lawrence Block, Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Gideon Levy, Michael Bond, Pierre Gamarra, and Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

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Among people born in 1921, Erich Fried ranks 178Before him are Reuven Feuerstein, Tadeusz Różewicz, Alphonse Massamba-Débat, Guy Laroche, Sixto Durán Ballén, and Vasco Gonçalves. After him are Henri Colpi, Hossein Wahid Khorasani, Branko Mamula, Sena Jurinac, Grigory Chukhray, and Milorad Pavić. Among people deceased in 1988, Erich Fried ranks 104Before him are Erich Probst, John Houseman, Wilhelm Batz, Frederick Ashton, Aparicio Méndez, and Tore Keller. After him are Rose Ausländer, Frank Zamboni, Vasil Mzhavanadze, Hal Ashby, Pál Titkos, and Gaston Eyskens.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Erich Fried ranks 605 out of 1,424Before him are Victor Capesius (1907), David Alaba (1992), Jan-Carl Raspe (1944), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), Franz Schalk (1863), and Carl Moll (1861). After him are Rudolf Vytlačil (1912), Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1567), Inge Morath (1923), William Berger (1928), Joseph Weigl (1766), and Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg (1899).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Erich Fried ranks 44Before him are Ulrich von Liechtenstein (1200), Ilse Aichinger (1921), Heimito von Doderer (1896), Dezső Kosztolányi (1885), Paula von Preradović (1887), and Johannes Mario Simmel (1924). After him are Nathan Birnbaum (1864), Alfréd Wetzler (1918), Peter Rosegger (1843), Ernst Jandl (1925), Friederike Mayröcker (1924), and Ceija Stojka (1933).