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Gustav Meyrink

1868 - 1932

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Gustav Meyrink (19 January 1868 – 4 December 1932) was the pseudonym of Gustav Meyer, an Austrian author, novelist, dramatist, translator, and banker, most famous for his novel The Golem. He has been described as the "most respected German language writer in the field of supernatural fiction". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Meyrink has received more than 170,408 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Gustav Meyrink is the 586th most popular writer (down from 570th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Austria (down from 127th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Austrian Writer.

Gustav Meyrink is most famous for his novel The Golem, which was published in 1915. The novel tells the story of a golem, an animated clay figure that is brought to life by a rabbi to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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Among writers, Gustav Meyrink ranks 586 out of 5,755Before him are Ghalib, Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, Franz Werfel, and Pietro Metastasio. After him are August Wilhelm Schlegel, Eduardo Galeano, Philip Larkin, Thomas Wolfe, Ferenc Molnár, and Ausonius.

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Among people born in 1868, Gustav Meyrink ranks 23Before him are Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Theodore William Richards, and Dietrich Eckart. After him are Vittorio Monti, Felix Hoffmann, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Edmond Rostand, Scott Joplin, and August Horch. Among people deceased in 1932, Gustav Meyrink ranks 9Before him are Eduard Bernstein, Manuel II of Portugal, Aristide Briand, Giuseppe Peano, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, and Ronald Ross. After him are Alberto Santos-Dumont, Paul Doumer, George Eastman, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, and Joseph Babinski.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Gustav Meyrink ranks 146 out of 1,237Before him are Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (1573), Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559), Mariana of Austria (1634), Frederick the Fair (1289), and Otto Weininger (1880). After him are Milutin Milanković (1879), Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857), Heinz Fischer (1938), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), and Richard Kuhn (1900).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Gustav Meyrink ranks 13Before him are Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887). After him are Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Hermann Broch (1886), Edward Bernays (1891), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Miep Gies (1909), and Ingeborg Bachmann (1926).