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Erich Maria Remarque

1898 - 1970

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Erich Maria Remarque (, German: [ˈeːʁɪç maˈʁiːa ʁəˈmaʁk] (listen); born Erich Paul Remark; 22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970) was a German-born novelist. His landmark novel All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), based on his experience in the Imperial German Army during World War I, was an international bestseller which created a new literary genre, and was adapted into multiple films. Remarque's anti-war themes led to his condemnation by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels as "unpatriotic". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Maria Remarque has received more than 2,498,638 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Erich Maria Remarque is the 103rd most popular writer (down from 100th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 68th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Writer.

Erich Maria Remarque is most famous for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The novel tells the story of a group of German soldiers fighting in World War I.

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Among writers, Erich Maria Remarque ranks 103 out of 5,755Before him are Ismail I, José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, André Gide, and Charles Bukowski. After him are Nicolas Flamel, Cato the Elder, Anatole France, Boris Pasternak, Du Fu, and François Rabelais.

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Among people born in 1898, Erich Maria Remarque ranks 4Before him are Bertolt Brecht, René Magritte, and Alvar Aalto. After him are Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Golda Meir, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, George Gershwin, and Umm Kulthum. Among people deceased in 1970, Erich Maria Remarque ranks 8Before him are Janis Joplin, Bertrand Russell, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, and Jimi Hendrix. After him are Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Hjalmar Schacht, Max Born, Nelly Sachs, and Édouard Daladier.

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Among people born in Germany, Erich Maria Remarque ranks 83 out of 6,142Before him are Richard Strauss (1864), Heinz Guderian (1888), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Arminius (-17), Charles the Bald (823), and Charles Bukowski (1920). After him are William the Silent (1533), Peter III of Russia (1728), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), Albertus Magnus (1206), Albert Speer (1905), and Jürgen Habermas (1929).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Erich Maria Remarque ranks 9Before him are Hermann Hesse (1877), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Thomas Mann (1875), Heinrich Heine (1797), and Charles Bukowski (1920). After him are Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Nelly Sachs (1891), Jacob Grimm (1785), and Eckhart Tolle (1948).