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Franz Kafka

1883 - 1924

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Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a Czech 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 11,081,071 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia. Franz Kafka is the 12th most popular writer (down from 9th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Austria and the most popular Austrian Writer.

Franz Kafka is most famous for his novels, "The Metamorphosis," "The Trial," and "The Castle."

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Among writers, Franz Kafka ranks 12 out of 5,755Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Edgar Allan Poe, Sophocles, and Leo Tolstoy. After him are Victor Hugo, Virgil, Aesop, Jules Verne, Miguel de Cervantes, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Franz Kafka ranks 3 out of 1,237Before him are Adolf Hitler (1889) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756). After him are Franz Schubert (1797), Joseph Haydn (1732), Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Franz Kafka ranks 1After him are Stefan Zweig (1881), Peter Handke (1942), Peter Drucker (1909), Robert Musil (1880), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887).