Franz Kafka

1883 - 1924

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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 7,897,654 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 154 in 2019). Franz Kafka is the 9th most popular writer (up from 10th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 2nd in 2019) 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 9 out of 5,794Before him are Homer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, and Voltaire. After him are Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Molière, and Honoré de Balzac.

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Among people born in 1883, Franz Kafka ranks 1After him are Benito Mussolini, John Maynard Keynes, Coco Chanel, Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Joseph Schumpeter, Khalil Gibran, 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, Anatole France, Woodrow Wilson, 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 1,075Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756) and Adolf Hitler (1889). After him are Joseph Haydn (1732), Franz Schubert (1797), Marie Antoinette (1755), Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Franz Kafka ranks 1After him are Stefan Zweig (1881), Peter Handke (1942), Robert Musil (1880), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Georg Trakl (1887), and Gustav Meyrink (1868).