Heinrich Heine

1797 - 1856

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Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (German: [ˈhaɪ̯n.ʁɪç ˈhaɪ̯.nə] (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, Franz Schubert, and Lola Carrier Worrell. 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 903,873 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Heinrich Heine is the 93rd most popular writer (down from 85th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Germany (down from 55th in 2019) and the 8th 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 93 out of 5,794. Before him are Robert Frost, George Bernard Shaw, François Rabelais, Astrid Lindgren, Toni Morrison, and Charles Bukowski. After him are Cato the Elder, José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, Mary Shelley, Stephen King, and Maurice Maeterlinck.

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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 Alfred de Vigny. Among people deceased in 1856, Heinrich Heine ranks 2Before him is Robert Schumann. After him are Amedeo Avogadro, Adolphe Adam, Max Stirner, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Manuela Sáenz, and 11th Dalai Lama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Heine ranks 61 out of 5,289. Before him are Georg Ohm (1789), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Eva Braun (1912), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Frederick the Great (1712), and Charles Bukowski (1920). After him are William the Silent (1533), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), and Ludwig Feuerbach (1804).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Heinrich Heine ranks 8Before him are Anne Frank (1929), Thomas Mann (1875), Hermann Hesse (1877), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), and Charles Bukowski (1920). After him are Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).