Franz Grillparzer

1791 - 1872

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Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872) was an Austrian writer who was considered to be the leading Austrian dramatist of the 19th century. His plays were and are frequently performed at the famous Burgtheater in Vienna. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.While writing during the period of Romanticism, Grillparzer's poetic language owes far more to the period of Classicism which reigned during his formative years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Grillparzer has received more than 129,457 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Franz Grillparzer is the 784th most popular writer (up from 834th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Austria (up from 189th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Austrian Writer.

Franz Grillparzer is most famous for his drama "The Death of Wallenstein."

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Among writers, Franz Grillparzer ranks 784 out of 5,794Before him are Georges Bernanos, Ian McEwan, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Tirso de Molina, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, and Jens Peter Jacobsen. After him are H. Rider Haggard, James Brendan Connolly, A. A. Milne, Thomas Malory, L. Frank Baum, and Arthur Adamov.

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Among people born in 1791, Franz Grillparzer ranks 12Before him are Carl Czerny, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, James Buchanan, Franz Bopp, and Francesco Hayez. After him are Eugène Scribe, Johann Franz Encke, Minh Mạng, Félix Savart, István Széchenyi, and Friedrich Parrot. Among people deceased in 1872, Franz Grillparzer ranks 10Before him are Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Charles XV of Sweden, Théophile Gautier, Mary Somerville, Benito Juárez, and William John Macquorn Rankine. After him are William Webb Ellis, N. F. S. Grundtvig, Stanisław Moniuszko, Zeng Guofan, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, and Aleksis Kivi.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Grillparzer ranks 185 out of 1,075Before him are Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria (1750), Maria Theresa of Austria (1816), Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), Rudolf I of Bohemia (1281), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), and Peter L. Berger (1929). After him are Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este (1754), Maria Schell (1926), Archduke Ernest of Austria (1553), Maria Anna of Austria (1683), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), and Bruno Bettelheim (1903).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Franz Grillparzer ranks 17Before him are Georg Trakl (1887), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Edward Bernays (1891), Hermann Broch (1886), and Klaus Ebner (1964). After him are Ingeborg Bachmann (1926), Miep Gies (1909), August Kubizek (1888), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Otto of Freising (1114), and Christine Nöstlinger (1936).