Heinrich Heine

1797 - 1856

Heinrich Heine

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 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 848,560 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 86th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Heinrich Heine ranks 85 out of 4,883Before him are Giorgio Vasari, Li Bai, Guy de Maupassant, Knut Hamsun, Romain Rolland, and Bertolt Brecht. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, Stephen King, Selma Lagerlöf, and Virginia Woolf.

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Among people born in 1797, Heinrich Heine ranks 2Before him is Franz Schubert. After him are William I, German Emperor, Mary Shelley, Gaetano Donizetti, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Joseph Henry, Ghalib, Charles Lyell, and Alfred de Vigny. Among people deceased in 1856, Heinrich Heine ranks 2Before him is Robert Schumann. After him are Amedeo Avogadro, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Adolphe Adam, Max Stirner, Paul Delaroche, Ľudovít Štúr, Ivan Paskevich, Manuela Sáenz, Étienne Cabet, and 11th Dalai Lama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Heine ranks 55 out of 3,763Before him are Reinhard Heydrich (1904), Hildegard of Bingen (1098), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Eva Braun (1912), Georg Ohm (1789), and Bertolt Brecht (1898). After him are Heinrich Hertz (1857), Konrad Adenauer (1876), Charles Bukowski (1920), Frederick the Great (1712), Robert Koch (1843), and Klemens von Metternich (1773).

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), Thomas Mann (1875), Friedrich Schiller (1759), and Bertolt Brecht (1898). After him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729).