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Ernst Toller

1893 - 1939

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Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German author, playwright, left-wing politician and revolutionary, known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, after which he became the head of its army. He was imprisoned for five years for his part in the armed resistance by the Bavarian Soviet Republic to the central government in Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Toller has received more than 351,378 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ernst Toller is the 1,031st most popular writer (up from 1,082nd in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Poland (down from 215th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Polish Writer.

Ernst Toller is most famous for his play "The White Rose" which is about the White Rose, a group of students in Munich who distributed anti-Nazi leaflets.

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Among writers, Ernst Toller ranks 1,031 out of 5,755Before him are Iris Murdoch, Bar Hebraeus, Julien Green, Derek Walcott, Bernhard Schlink, and Johannes Valentinus Andreae. After him are Ľudovít Štúr, Egill Skallagrímsson, Shoko Asahara, Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Jerome K. Jerome, and Marcus Minucius Felix.

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Among people born in 1893, Ernst Toller ranks 47Before him are Miroslav Krleža, Hattie McDaniel, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, Emmy Göring, Hermann Balck, and Ana Pauker. After him are Vsevolod Pudovkin, Walter Christaller, Walter Baade, Erwin Piscator, Raymond Loewy, and Allen Dulles. Among people deceased in 1939, Ernst Toller ranks 27Before him are Ferdinand von Lindemann, Louis Wain, Douglas Fairbanks, Otto Rank, Anthony Fokker, and Ghazi of Iraq. After him are Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Wilhelm Groener, Stanislav Kosior, Otto Wels, Norman Bethune, and Hans Langsdorff.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Ernst Toller ranks 216 out of 1,454Before him are Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Karl Denke (1860), Grzegorz Lato (1950), Aleksandra Ekster (1882), and Magnus Hirschfeld (1868). After him are Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Muazzez Sultan (1628), Ferdinand Cohn (1828), Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Emil Ludwig (1881), and Leszek Kołakowski (1927).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Ernst Toller ranks 18Before him are Osip Mandelstam (1891), Władysław Reymont (1867), Christa Wolf (1929), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), Jan Potocki (1761), and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788). After him are Emil Ludwig (1881), Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Bolesław Prus (1847), Jerzy Kosiński (1933), and Arnold Zweig (1887).