Franz Kafka

1883 - 1924

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. It typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Kafka has received more than 6,882,664 page views. His biography is available in 154 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Franz Kafka ranks 10 out of 4,883Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hans Christian Andersen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Voltaire, and Victor Hugo. After him are Leo Tolstoy, Molière, Edgar Allan Poe, Virgil, Jules Verne, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

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Among people born in 1883, Franz Kafka ranks 1After him are Benito Mussolini, Coco Chanel, John Maynard Keynes, Karl Jaspers, Khalil Gibran, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jaroslav Hašek, and Victor Francis Hess. Among people deceased in 1924, Franz Kafka ranks 2Before him is Vladimir Lenin. After him are Giacomo Puccini, Anatole France, Woodrow Wilson, Joseph Conrad, Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Alfred Marshall, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Carl Spitteler, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Franz Kafka ranks 2 out of 445Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856). After him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Gregor Mendel (1822), Oskar Schindler (1908), Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), and Karel Čapek (1890).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Franz Kafka ranks 1After him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Karel Čapek (1890), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Karl Kraus (1874), Franz Werfel (1890), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Ivana Trump (1949).