Franz Werfel

1890 - 1945

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Franz Viktor Werfel (German: [fʁant͡s ˈvɛʁfl̩] (listen); 10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1933, English tr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franz Werfel has received more than 284,392 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Franz Werfel is the 576th most popular writer (down from 566th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 41st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Czech Writer.

Frantz Werfel is most famous for his novel, The Song of Bernadette, which tells the story of Bernadette Soubirous, a young girl who had visions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.88

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Among writers, Franz Werfel ranks 576 out of 5,794Before him are Gustav Meyrink, Novatian, Kazuo Ishiguro, Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, and Francesca da Rimini. After him are William McMaster Murdoch, Adam de la Halle, Walter Raleigh, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walther von der Vogelweide, and Edward Bernays.

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Among people born in 1890, Franz Werfel ranks 25Before him are Carlos Gardel, El Lissitzky, Walther Funk, Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, and Kurt Student. After him are Fanny Kaplan, Michael Collins, Victor Lustig, Bohuslav Martinů, Giorgio Morandi, and Rachele Mussolini. Among people deceased in 1945, Franz Werfel ranks 50Before him are Käthe Kollwitz, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Emil Hácha, Robert Ritter von Greim, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, and Hans Geiger. After him are Hans Fischer, Karl Hanke, Karl-Otto Koch, Stefan Banach, Georg Elser, and Giovanni Agnelli.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Franz Werfel ranks 55 out of 839Before him are Emil Hácha (1872), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Antonín Panenka (1948), Lída Baarová (1914), Gerty Cori (1896), and Peter Grünberg (1939). After him are František Kupka (1871), Karl Renner (1870), Jan Evangelista Purkyně (1787), Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644), Karl Kraus (1874), and Karl Hermann Frank (1898).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Franz Werfel ranks 9Before him are Václav Havel (1936), Karel Čapek (1890), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), Milena Jesenská (1896), and Bohumil Hrabal (1914). After him are Karl Kraus (1874), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), Ivana Trump (1949), Julius Fučík (1903), Adalbert Stifter (1805), and Jan Neruda (1834).