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Gottfried Benn

1886 - 1956

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Gottfried Benn (2 May 1886 – 7 July 1956) was a German poet, essayist, and physician. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottfried Benn has received more than 163,787 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gottfried Benn is the 1,235th most popular writer (down from 1,101st in 2019), the 1,261st most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,035th in 2019) and the 75th most popular German Writer.

Gottfried Benn is most famous for his poetry and essays.

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  • 160k

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  • 59.24

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Gottfried Benn ranks 1,235 out of 5,755Before him are Carson McCullers, Victorien Sardou, Antipater of Sidon, Nizar Qabbani, Bolesław Prus, and Al-Khansa. After him are José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Ljudevit Gaj, Andrei Platonov, Quintus Fabius Pictor, Yosa Buson, and Babrius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1886, Gottfried Benn ranks 52Before him are Rex Stout, Franz Rosenzweig, Alain-Fournier, Vittorio Pozzo, Tsuguharu Foujita, and Raoul Hausmann. After him are Marcel Dupré, Erich Fellgiebel, Giovanni Battista Caproni, Mary Wigman, Nobutake Kondō, and Karl Korsch. Among people deceased in 1956, Gottfried Benn ranks 42Before him are Lyonel Feininger, Yakub Kolas, Juan Negrín, Gustave Charpentier, Giovanni Papini, and Jan Łukasiewicz. After him are Savielly Tartakower, Art Tatum, Mahmud Barzanji, Hiram Bingham III, Erich Kleiber, and Otto Schmidt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottfried Benn ranks 1,261 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg (1413), Wilhelm Groener (1867), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1661), Christian I, Elector of Saxony (1560), and Franz Ritter von Epp (1868). After him are Friedrich-Werner Graf von der Schulenburg (1875), Franz von Hipper (1863), Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Bernt Notke (1435), and Alexander von Kluck (1846).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Gottfried Benn ranks 75Before him are Joost van den Vondel (1587), Radegund (518), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Hrotsvitha (935), Charles De Coster (1827), and Theodor Storm (1817). After him are Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), W. G. Sebald (1944), August von Kotzebue (1761), and Georg Kaiser (1878).