Golo Mann

1909 - 1994

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Golo Mann (born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann; 27 March 1909 – 7 April 1994) was a popular German historian and essayist. Having completed a doctorate in philosophy under Karl Jaspers at Heidelberg, in 1933 he fled Hitler's Germany. He followed his father, the writer Thomas Mann and other members of his family in emigrating to France, Switzerland and the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Golo Mann has received more than 278,229 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Golo Mann is the 108th most popular historian (up from 118th in 2019), the 1,533rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,814th in 2019) and the 14th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Golo Mann ranks 108 out of 561Before him are Shlomo Sand, Alois Riegl, Sextus Julius Africanus, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Andrea Alciato, and Reinhart Koselleck. After him are Paul Veyne, René Grousset, Árni Magnússon, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Richard Sennett, and Natalie Zemon Davis.

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Among people born in 1909, Golo Mann ranks 62Before him are Hideo Sakai, Aenne Burda, Joseph Losey, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Clement Greenberg. After him are Mikhail Mil, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Robert Ryan, Lennart Bernadotte, Marguerite Perey, and Robert Brasillach. Among people deceased in 1994, Golo Mann ranks 74Before him are Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Paisios of Mount Athos, Robert Bloch, Haim Bar-Lev, Clement Greenberg, and Jacques Ellul. After him are Johannes Steinhoff, Alain Cuny, Cab Calloway, Max Bill, Kuvempu, and Federica Montseny.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Golo Mann ranks 1,533 out of 7,253Before him are Reinhart Koselleck (1923), Joachim von Sandrart (1606), Karl Albrecht (1920), Jenny-Wanda Barkmann (1922), Karl August von Hardenberg (1750), and Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888). After him are Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1455), Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), and Viktor Brack (1904).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Golo Mann ranks 14Before him are Julius Wellhausen (1844), Erich Auerbach (1892), Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Christoph Cellarius (1638), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923). After him are August Ludwig von Schlözer (1735), Heinrich von Treitschke (1834), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Jan Assmann (1938), Helmold (1120), and Hermann Abert (1871).