Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

1724 - 1803

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Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (German: [ˈklɔpʃtɔk]; 2 July 1724 – 14 March 1803) was a German poet. His best known work is the epic poem Der Messias ("The Messiah"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock has received more than 128,102 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock is the 835th most popular writer (down from 782nd in 2019), the 811th most popular biography from Germany (down from 703rd in 2019) and the 48th most popular Writer.

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock is most famous for his epic poem, "The Messiah," which he wrote in 1748.

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Among writers, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ranks 835 out of 5,755Before him are Laura de Noves, Frank Wedekind, Ban Gu, Ibn al-Jawzi, Madame Roland, and Ian McEwan. After him are Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Edgar Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Sam Shepard, Matilde Camus, and Theodore Beza.

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Among people born in 1724, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ranks 3Before him are Immanuel Kant and Maria Amalia of Saxony. After him are Cao Xueqin, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise of Great Britain, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Peter von Biron, and Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1803, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ranks 5Before him are Johann Gottfried Herder, Toussaint Louverture, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and Cardinal de Rohan. After him are Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Louis I of Etruria, Samuel Adams, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Vittorio Alfieri, and Louis Claude de Saint-Martin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ranks 811 out of 6,142Before him are Frank Wedekind (1864), Gustav Radbruch (1878), Albert V, Duke of Bavaria (1528), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), and Bernard Katz (1911). After him are Anthony of Saxony (1755), Bernd Schuster (1959), Paul Reuter (1816), Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1722), August Landmesser (1910), and Johann Martin Schleyer (1831).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock ranks 48Before him are Karl Harrer (1890), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), Hans Fallada (1893), and Frank Wedekind (1864). After him are Theodor Fontane (1819), Clemens Brentano (1778), Anna Seghers (1900), Achim von Arnim (1781), Kurt Eisner (1867), and Hans Sachs (1494).