G. W. Pabst

1885 - 1967

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Georg Wilhelm Pabst (25 August 1885 – 29 May 1967) was an Austrian film director and screenwriter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. W. Pabst has received more than 283,487 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). G. W. Pabst is the 248th most popular film director (down from 178th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 114th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Czech Film Director.

G.W. Pabst is most famous for the film Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks.

Memorability Metrics

  • 280k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year G. W. Pabst has had the most page views in the with 205,924 views, followed by English (46,844), and French (11,143). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (1,313.63%), Catalan (288.08%), and Dutch (213.54%)


Among film directors, G. W. Pabst ranks 248 out of 2,041Before him are Yılmaz Güney, Bertrand Tavernier, Víctor Erice, John Sturges, Lucio Fulci, and Karel Zeman. After him are Hirokazu Kore-eda, Tsui Hark, Edward Dmytryk, Patrice Chéreau, Frank Darabont, and Assi Dayan.

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Among people born in 1885, G. W. Pabst ranks 58Before him are Sacha Guitry, Per Albin Hansson, Franz Böhme, Theda Bara, André Lhote, and Seishirō Itagaki. After him are Gunnar Asplund, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Jules Pascin, Władysław Raczkiewicz, Sydney Chaplin, and René Grousset. Among people deceased in 1967, G. W. Pabst ranks 61Before him are Tamara Bunke, Ed White, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Roger B. Chaffee, Léon M'ba, and Primo Carnera. After him are Julien Duvivier, Günther Blumentritt, Basil Rathbone, Paul Muni, Marcel Aymé, and Julius Schaub.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, G. W. Pabst ranks 170 out of 1,200Before him are Julius Fučík (1872), František Palacký (1798), Christoph Schönborn (1945), Georg Benda (1722), Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria (1860), and Karel Zeman (1910). After him are Petr Čech (1982), David Popper (1843), Ivo Viktor (1942), Bedřich Hrozný (1879), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), and Archduke Eugen of Austria (1863).


Among film directors born in Czechia, G. W. Pabst ranks 6Before him are Miloš Forman (1932), Jiří Menzel (1938), Jan Švankmajer (1934), Věra Chytilová (1929), and Karel Zeman (1910). After him are Jiří Trnka (1912), Karel Reisz (1926), Václav Vorlíček (1930), František Čáp (1913), Elmar Klos (1910), and Harun Farocki (1944).