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 138,035 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Gottfried Benn is the 1,101st most popular writer (up from 1,152nd in 2019), the 1,035th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,024th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular German Writer.

Gottfried Benn is most famous for his poetry and essays.

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Among writers, Gottfried Benn ranks 1,101 out of 5,794Before him are Dylan Thomas, Christine Nöstlinger, Virginia Henderson, Robert Sheckley, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and Marshall Rosenberg. After him are Martin Andersen Nexø, Gregory Skovoroda, Pehr Henrik Ling, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Diana Gabaldon, and Noah Gordon.

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Among people born in 1886, Gottfried Benn ranks 45Before him are Mary Wigman, Raymond A. Spruance, Kurt Koffka, Archibald Hill, Marcel Dupré, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After him are Giovanni Battista Caproni, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Raoul Hausmann, Vittorio Pozzo, Alain-Fournier, and Dong Biwu. Among people deceased in 1956, Gottfried Benn ranks 35Before him are Hiram Bingham III, Lyonel Feininger, Elisabeth of Romania, Daniel Swarovski, Joseph Wirth, and Bolesław Bierut. After him are Marie Laurencin, William Boeing, Gustave Charpentier, Giovanni Papini, Yakub Kolas, and Mistinguett.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gottfried Benn ranks 1,035 out of 5,289Before him are Harald Quandt (1921), Roland Emmerich (1955), Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), and Hanns Eisler (1898). After him are William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Carl Reinecke (1824), Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), and Klaus Nomi (1944).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Gottfried Benn ranks 73Before him are Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Hrotsvitha (935), Thietmar of Merseburg (975), and Joost van den Vondel (1587). After him are Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Anton Praetorius (1560), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Theodor Storm (1817), and Hartmann von Aue (1160).