Ernst Barlach

1870 - 1938

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Ernst Heinrich Barlach (2 January 1870 – 24 October 1938) was a German expressionist sculptor, medallist, printmaker and writer. Although he was a supporter of the war in the years leading to World War I, his participation in the war made him change his position, and he is mostly known for his sculptures protesting against the war. This created many conflicts during the rise of the Nazi Party, when most of his works were confiscated as degenerate art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Barlach has received more than 144,940 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Barlach is the 1,053rd most popular writer (down from 1,023rd in 2019), the 1,033rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 956th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Writer.

Ernst Barlach is most famous for his sculptures and paintings of the horrors of war.

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Among writers, Ernst Barlach ranks 1,053 out of 5,755Before him are Khachatur Abovian, Robert de Montesquiou, Natalie Clifford Barney, D. T. Suzuki, Meša Selimović, and N. F. S. Grundtvig. After him are Fredric Brown, Edmund Spenser, Mori Ōgai, Kobayashi Issa, Emil Ludwig, and Alfred Brehm.

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Among people born in 1870, Ernst Barlach ranks 31Before him are Georgy Gapon, Pierre Louÿs, Sophia of Prussia, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Charlotte Cooper, and D. T. Suzuki. After him are Bernard Baruch, Louis Vierne, Jan Smuts, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Nariman Narimanov, and Aleksandr Kuprin. Among people deceased in 1938, Ernst Barlach ranks 42Before him are Ernst vom Rath, Yakov Yurovsky, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and Mary Mallon. After him are William Stern, Branislav Nušić, Andrej Hlinka, Joseph Bédier, Marianne von Werefkin, and Nikolay Krestinsky.

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Among writers born in Germany, Ernst Barlach ranks 66Before him are Tannhäuser (1205), Emanuel Schikaneder (1751), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), Bernhard Schlink (1944), and Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586). After him are Alfred Brehm (1829), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Radegund (518), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), and Hrotsvitha (935).