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Heinrich Heine

1797 - 1856

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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaɪnə] (listen); born Harry Heine; 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, writer and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Heine has received more than 1,308,343 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia. Heinrich Heine is the 86th most popular writer (up from 93rd in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Germany (up from 61st in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Writer.

Heinrich Heine was a German poet who wrote in the Romantic style. He is most famous for his lyric poetry, which includes "Die Lorelei" and "Ich grolle nicht."

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Among writers, Heinrich Heine ranks 86 out of 5,755Before him are Paulo Coelho, Nikolai Gogol, Stephen King, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, and Milan Kundera. After him are Selma Lagerlöf, Virginia Woolf, Maxim Gorky, Maurice Maeterlinck, Lewis Carroll, and Jean de La Fontaine.

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Among people born in 1797, Heinrich Heine ranks 3Before him are Franz Schubert and William I, German Emperor. After him are Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Joseph Henry, Charles Lyell, Ghalib, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 1856, Heinrich Heine ranks 2Before him is Robert Schumann. After him are Amedeo Avogadro, Max Stirner, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Adolphe Adam, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Manuela Sáenz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Heine ranks 59 out of 6,142Before him are Werner Heisenberg (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), William I, German Emperor (1797), Reinhard Heydrich (1904), and Klemens von Metternich (1773). After him are Jacques Offenbach (1819), Gerd Müller (1945), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Ludwig Feuerbach (1804), Martin Bormann (1900), and Konrad Adenauer (1876).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Heinrich Heine ranks 7Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Anne Frank (1929), Hermann Hesse (1877), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), and Thomas Mann (1875). After him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), and Nelly Sachs (1891).