Gerard Reve

1923 - 2006

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Gerard Kornelis van het Reve (14 December 1923 – 8 April 2006) was a Dutch writer. He started writing as Simon Gerard van het Reve and adopted the shorter Gerard Reve [ˈɣeːrɑrt ˈreːvə] in 1973. Together with Willem Frederik Hermans and Harry Mulisch, he is considered one of the "Great Three" (De Grote Drie) of Dutch post-war literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard Reve has received more than 111,544 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Gerard Reve is the 2,776th most popular writer (down from 2,602nd in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 373rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Dutch Writer.

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  • 23

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  • 3.12

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  • 3.17

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Among writers, Gerard Reve ranks 2,776 out of 5,794Before him are Sohrab Sepehri, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Mickey Spillane, Keigo Higashino, Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, and Ram Prasad Bismil. After him are Jens Baggesen, Glen Cook, Liviu Rebreanu, Junji Ito, Ludovic Halévy, and Alice B. Toklas.

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Among people born in 1923, Gerard Reve ranks 167Before him are Harrison Dillard, Shoshana Damari, René Favaloro, Constantin Dăscălescu, Pahiño, and V. C. Andrews. After him are Carlos Páez Vilaró, Rhonda Fleming, Madeleine Lebeau, Linda Darnell, Don Adams, and Glynis Johns. Among people deceased in 2006, Gerard Reve ranks 142Before him are Jurij Brězan, Shoshana Damari, Yitzhak Kaduri, Paul Arizin, Anthony Franciosa, and Mickey Spillane. After him are George Koval, Rudi Carrell, W. Montgomery Watt, Galina Ustvolskaya, Lars Korvald, and Daniel Schmid.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerard Reve ranks 411 out of 1,209Before him are Wim Ruska (1940), Herman Willem Daendels (1762), Louis Couperus (1863), Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934), Joseph Luns (1911), and Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (1634). After him are Roméo Dallaire (1946), Rudi Carrell (1934), Virgil van Dijk (1991), Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (1625), Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619), and Bernardus Johannes Alfrink (1900).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Gerard Reve ranks 18Before him are Jacob Cats (1577), Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911), Herman Gorter (1864), Isaac Titsingh (1745), Jan Luyken (1649), and Louis Couperus (1863). After him are Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882), Bertus Aafjes (1914), Corrie ten Boom (1892), Cornelis de Bruijn (1652), Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), and Gysbert Japiks (1603).