Ernst Jünger

1895 - 1998

Ernst Jünger

Ernst Jünger ([ɛʁnst ˈjʏŋɐ]; 29 March 1895 – 17 February 1998) was 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 war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Jünger has received more than 766,235 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 306th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ernst Jünger ranks 304 out of 4,883Before him are J. M. G. Le Clézio, Wilhelm Grimm, Al-Masudi, Callimachus, Paul Heyse, and Elfriede Jelinek. After him are Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Robert Burns, Isabel Allende, Alexandra Feodorovna, Simonides of Ceos, and Paul Valéry.

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Among people born in 1895, Ernst Jünger ranks 12Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Anna Freud, Max Horkheimer, Mikhail Bakhtin, Nikolai Yezhov, and Santiago Bernabéu Yeste. After him are J. Edgar Hoover, Wilm Hosenfeld, Paul Hindemith, Semyon Timoshenko, Rudolph Valentino, and Amin al-Husseini. Among people deceased in 1998, Ernst Jünger ranks 7Before him are Pol Pot, Akira Kurosawa, Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, and Carlos Castaneda. After him are Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, Vladimir Prelog, and Alan Shepard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Jünger ranks 240 out of 3,763Before him are Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Carl Zeiss (1816), Anne of Cleves (1515), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), and Paul Heyse (1830). After him are Robert Bunsen (1811), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), and Athanasius Kircher (1602).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Ernst Jünger ranks 19Before him are Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), Nelly Sachs (1891), Michael Ende (1929), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), and Paul Heyse (1830). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Karl May (1842), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Heinrich Mann (1871), Eckhart Tolle (1948), and Traudl Junge (1920).