WRITER

France Prešeren

1800 - 1849

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France Prešeren (pronounced [fɾanˈtsɛ pɾɛˈʃeːɾən] (listen)) (2 or 3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849) was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet whose poems have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Bengali, as well as to all the languages of former Yugoslavia, and in 2013 a complete collection of his "Poezije" (Poems) was translated into French.He has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical poet and has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature. He wrote some high quality epic poetry, for example the first Slovene ballad and the first Slovene epic. After his death, he became the leading name of the Slovene literary canon.He tied together the motifs of his own unhappy love with that of an unhappy, subjugated homeland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of France Prešeren has received more than 157,799 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). France Prešeren is the 595th most popular writer (down from 445th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Slovenia (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Slovene Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, France Prešeren ranks 595 out of 5,794. Before him are Alexander Herzen, Vuk Karadžić, Mihai Eminescu, Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. After him are August Wilhelm Schlegel, Harry Martinson, Robert Ludlum, John le Carré, Georg Büchner, and Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1800, France Prešeren ranks 7Before him are Friedrich Wöhler, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Charles Goodyear, Millard Fillmore, Henry Fox Talbot, and Emperor Ninkō. After him are James Clark Ross, John Edward Gray, Lars Levi Laestadius, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, and John Brown. Among people deceased in 1849, France Prešeren ranks 10Before him are Hokusai, Johann Strauss I, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, and Sándor Petőfi. After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Heonjong of Joseon, Juliette Récamier, William Miller, and Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, France Prešeren ranks 5 out of 247. Before him are Giuseppe Tartini (1692), Barbara of Cilli (1392), Slavoj Žižek (1949), and Fritz Pregl (1869). After him are Hugo Wolf (1860), Jože Plečnik (1872), Arkan (1952), Melania Trump (1970), Milan Kučan (1941), Edvard Kardelj (1910), and Franz Miklosich (1813).

Among WRITERS In Slovenia

Among writers born in Slovenia, France Prešeren ranks 1After him are Ivan Cankar (1876), Jernej Kopitar (1780), Sigismund von Herberstein (1486), Drago Jančar (1948), Edvard Kocbek (1904), Stanko Vraz (1810), Alma Karlin (1889), Louis Adamic (1898), Oton Župančič (1878), Srečko Kosovel (1904), and Count Anton Alexander von Auersperg (1806).