Friedrich Maximilian Klinger

1752 - 1831

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Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (17 February 1752 – 9 March 1831) was a German dramatist and novelist. His play Sturm und Drang (1776) gave its name to the Sturm und Drang artistic epoch. He was a childhood friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and is often closely associated with Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Maximilian Klinger has received more than 41,078 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Friedrich Maximilian Klinger is the 1,158th most popular writer (up from 1,266th in 2019), the 1,104th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,173rd in 2019) and the 76th most popular German Writer.

Friedrich Maximillian Klinger was a German poet and physician. He is most famous for his poem "Der König in Thule" which was published in 1797.

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Among writers, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger ranks 1,158 out of 5,794Before him are Michel Verne, Anton Praetorius, Ivan Cankar, Blaise Cendrars, Jan Guillou, and Chinua Achebe. After him are Ugo Foscolo, Alcman, Aksel Sandemose, Robert Browning, Matteo Bandello, and Joseph Bédier.

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Among people born in 1752, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger ranks 8Before him are Joseph Marie Jacquard, Jeongjo of Joseon, Muzio Clementi, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, and Karl Mack von Leiberich. After him are Jacques Roux, Thomas Chatterton, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Nguyễn Huệ, John Nash, and Infante Gabriel of Spain. Among people deceased in 1831, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger ranks 16Before him are Emilia Plater, Charles Felix of Sardinia, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Archduke Rudolf of Austria. After him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Vicente Guerrero, Ignaz Pleyel, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, and Maria Szymanowska.

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Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger ranks 1,104 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Wolf Vostell (1932), George, Duke of Brunswick-Calenberg (1582), and Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden (1728). After him are Henry Suso (1295), Michael Ballack (1976), Veit Stoss (1450), Barbara Blomberg (1527), Princess Auguste of Bavaria (1877), and Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia (1883).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger ranks 76Before him are Hrotsvitha (935), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Gottfried Benn (1886), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), and Anton Praetorius (1560). After him are Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Theodor Storm (1817), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), Arnold van Gennep (1873), and August von Kotzebue (1761).