Ernst Barlach

1870 - 1938

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Ernst Heinrich Barlach (2 January, 1870 in Wedel – 24 October, 1938 in Rostock) 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 130,352 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ernst Barlach is the 1,023rd most popular writer (down from 967th in 2019), the 956th most popular biography from Germany (down from 865th in 2019) and the 66th most popular German 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 1,023 out of 5,794Before him are Egeria, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, D. T. Suzuki, and Joachim du Bellay. After him are Sherwood Anderson, Herodian, Basava, Assia Djebar, Dionysius Thrax, and Marcus Manilius.

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Among people born in 1870, Ernst Barlach ranks 26Before him are Gustav Bauer, Josef Hoffmann, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Pierre Louÿs, Clara Immerwahr, and D. T. Suzuki. After him are Sophia of Prussia, Georgy Gapon, Charlotte Cooper, Jan Smuts, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, and Sigfrid Edström. Among people deceased in 1938, Ernst Barlach ranks 41Before him are Christian Lous Lange, Branislav Nušić, Otto Bauer, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Nikolai Trubetzkoy, and William Stern. After him are Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Joseph Bédier, Yakov Yurovsky, Ernst vom Rath, Andrej Hlinka, and Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Barlach ranks 956 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Abraham (1877), Hendrik Goltzius (1558), Walter Christaller (1893), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Eugen Dühring (1833), and Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775). After him are Bernd Schuster (1959), Stefan Lochner (1410), Helmut Rahn (1929), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Georg Wittig (1897), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Ernst Barlach ranks 66Before him are Kurt Eisner (1867), Christoph Martin Wieland (1733), Alfred Brehm (1829), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), and Bernhard Schlink (1944). After him are Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Hrotsvitha (935), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), and Joost van den Vondel (1587).