WRITER

Ernst Jünger

1895 - 1998

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Ernst Jünger (German pronunciation: [ɛʁnst ˈjʏŋɐ]; 29 March 1895 – 17 February 1998) was a philosopher, a highly decorated Imperial German soldier, author, and entomologist who became publicly known for his World War I memoir Storm of Steel. The son of a successful businessman and chemist, Jünger rebelled against an affluent upbringing and sought adventure in the Wandervogel, before running away to briefly serve in the French Foreign Legion, an illegal act. Because he escaped prosecution in Germany due to his father's efforts, Jünger was able to enlist in the German Army on the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Jünger has received more than 915,982 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Ernst Jünger is the 298th most popular writer (up from 304th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Germany (down from 240th in 2019) and the 18th most popular German Writer.

Ernst Jünger is most famous for his work as a German soldier during World War I, and his writings about the experience.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Ernst Jünger ranks 298 out of 5,794Before him are Anne Brontë, J. K. Rowling, Martial, Mikhail Lermontov, Lucan, and Jack Kerouac. After him are Gao Xingjian, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Alberto Moravia, Gerhart Hauptmann, Carl Spitteler, and Appian.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1895, Ernst Jünger ranks 14Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, and J. Edgar Hoover. After him are Paul Hindemith, Rudolph Valentino, Amin al-Husseini, Paul Éluard, Semyon Timoshenko, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. Among people deceased in 1998, Ernst Jünger ranks 7Before him are Akira Kurosawa, Pol Pot, Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, and Carlos Castaneda. After him are Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Alan Shepard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Jünger ranks 248 out of 5,289Before him are Jupp Heynckes (1945), John of Austria (1547), Max von Laue (1879), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), and Franz Mesmer (1734). After him are Julius Streicher (1885), Wim Wenders (1945), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Hermann Hoth (1885), Pope Clement II (1005), and Ferdinand Tönnies (1855).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Ernst Jünger ranks 18Before him are Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Karl May (1842), Michael Ende (1929), and Eckhart Tolle (1948). After him are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Paul Heyse (1830), Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), and Friedrich Schlegel (1772).