Hans Sachs

1494 - 1576

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Hans Sachs (5 November 1494 – 19 January 1576) was a German Meistersinger ("mastersinger"), poet, playwright, and shoemaker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Sachs has received more than 98,827 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Hans Sachs is the 800th most popular writer (down from 771st in 2019), the 717th most popular biography from Germany (down from 676th in 2019) and the 47th most popular German Writer.

Hans Sachs is most famous for his poems and plays. He was a German poet, shoemaker, and playwright. He is most famous for writing the play "Die Nachtigall" in 1533.

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  • 3.11

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Among writers, Hans Sachs ranks 800 out of 5,794Before him are Leconte de Lisle, Clemens Brentano, Felix Salten, Edgar Wallace, Bacchylides, and Corinna. After him are Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Publilius Syrus, Kang Youwei, and David Irving.

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Among people born in 1494, Hans Sachs ranks 12Before him are Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, and Leo Africanus. After him are William Tyndale, Saitō Dōsan, Oronce Finé, Antonio de Mendoza, Domingo de Soto, and Ambrosius Holbein. Among people deceased in 1576, Hans Sachs ranks 5Before him are Titian, Gerolamo Cardano, Tahmasp I, and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Aloysius Lilius, Isabella de' Medici, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Nicola Vicentino.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hans Sachs ranks 717 out of 5,289Before him are Walther Wenck (1900), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1949), Clemens Brentano (1778), Edith Frank (1900), and Franz Stuck (1863). After him are Gottfried Semper (1803), Therese Neumann (1898), Stefan George (1868), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), and Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Hans Sachs ranks 47Before him are Hans Fallada (1893), Hugo Ball (1886), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Achim von Arnim (1781), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), and Clemens Brentano (1778). After him are Stefan George (1868), Frank Wedekind (1864), Peter Weiss (1916), Theodor Fontane (1819), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), and Anna Seghers (1900).