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Gottfried Keller

1819 - 1890

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Gottfried Keller (19 July 1819 – 15 July 1890) was a Swiss poet and writer of German literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gottfried Keller has received more than 182,858 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Gottfried Keller is the 1,190th most popular writer (down from 1,078th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 104th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Swiss Writer.

Gottfried Keller is most famous for his novel Der grüne Heinrich, which is about a man who is in love with a woman who is married to another man.

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Among writers, Gottfried Keller ranks 1,190 out of 5,755Before him are Matteo Bandello, Tove Ditlevsen, Antarah ibn Shaddad, Kassia, Edith Södergran, and Thomas De Quincey. After him are Henri Murger, Herrad of Landsberg, John Dickson Carr, Hélène Cixous, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

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Among people born in 1819, Gottfried Keller ranks 26Before him are Theodor Fontane, Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Allan Pinkerton, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and Stanisław Moniuszko. After him are Elias Howe, Johan Jongkind, Théodore Chassériau, Roger Fenton, Annibale de Gasparis, and Abner Doubleday. Among people deceased in 1890, Gottfried Keller ranks 20Before him are William Kemmler, John Henry Newman, Niels Gade, Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, Jyotirao Phule, and Princess Zorka of Montenegro. After him are Lorenz von Stein, Louis Le Prince, Carl Bloch, Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Christopher Latham Sholes, and Vasile Alecsandri.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Gottfried Keller ranks 115 out of 876Before him are Charles Bonnet (1720), Anna Göldi (1734), Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867), Henri Guisan (1874), Judith of Habsburg (1271), and Jacques Dubochet (1942). After him are Paul Guldin (1577), Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702), Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Jacob Sprenger (1435), and Mario Adorf (1930).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Gottfried Keller ranks 12Before him are Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905). After him are Blaise Cendrars (1887), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Rodolphe Töpffer (1799).