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 146,003 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Gustav Meyrink is the 570th most popular writer (down from 529th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Austria (down from 119th in 2019) and the 12th 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 570 out of 5,794Before him are Lion Feuchtwanger, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Dean Koontz. After him are Novatian, Kazuo Ishiguro, Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, and Franz Werfel.

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Among people born in 1868, Gustav Meyrink ranks 22Before him are Robert Falcon Scott, Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Scott Joplin, and Gaston Leroux. After him are Edmond Rostand, Vittorio Monti, Dietrich Eckart, Felix Hoffmann, Theodore William Richards, and Huo Yuanjia. Among people deceased in 1932, Gustav Meyrink ranks 8Before him are Eduard Bernstein, Archduchess Gisela of Austria, Aristide Briand, Manuel II of Portugal, Giuseppe Peano, and Paul Doumer. After him are George Eastman, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, and Ronald Ross.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Gustav Meyrink ranks 127 out of 1,075Before him are Georg Trakl (1887), Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), Ernst Gombrich (1909), Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (1883), Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339), and Otto Weininger (1880). After him are Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746), Milutin Milanković (1879), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Edward Bernays (1891), and Leopold, Duke of Lorraine (1679).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Gustav Meyrink ranks 12Before him are Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887). After him are Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Edward Bernays (1891), Hermann Broch (1886), Klaus Ebner (1964), Franz Grillparzer (1791), and Ingeborg Bachmann (1926).