Franz Werfel

1890 - 1945

Franz Werfel

Franz Viktor Werfel (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 204,645 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 569th most popular writer.

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  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Franz Werfel ranks 566 out of 4,883Before him are Demetrius Vikelas, Harry Martinson, Kumārajīva, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Edmondo De Amicis. After him are Samuel Johnson, Pierre de Ronsard, Sven Hassel, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Bai Juyi, and Eugène Sue.

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Among people born in 1890, Franz Werfel ranks 25Before him are George II of Greece, Man Ray, Kurt Student, Robert Ley, Maria Goretti, and Carlos Gardel. After him are Bohuslav Martinů, Michael Collins, Anthony Fokker, Giorgio Morandi, Fanny Kaplan, and Hermann Joseph Muller. Among people deceased in 1945, Franz Werfel ranks 47Before him are Roland Freisler, Francis William Aston, Robert Ley, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Edgar Cayce, and Giovanni Agnelli. After him are Wilhelm Burgdorf, Karl Hanke, Stefan Banach, Theodore Dreiser, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Tadamichi Kuribayashi.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Franz Werfel ranks 41 out of 445Before him are Gerty Cori (1896), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), Lída Baarová (1914), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Karl Kraus (1874), and Karel Gott (1939). After him are George of Poděbrady (1420), Karl Hermann Frank (1898), Johann Palisa (1848), František Kupka (1871), Matthias Sindelar (1903), and Eugen Böhm von Bawerk (1851).