Heinrich von Kleist

1777 - 1811

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Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 1777 – 21 November 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer and journalist. His best known works are the theatre plays Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, The Broken Jug, Amphitryon and Penthesilea, and the novellas Michael Kohlhaas and The Marquise of O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich von Kleist has received more than 489,378 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Heinrich von Kleist is the 435th most popular writer (down from 332nd in 2019), the 370th most popular biography from Germany (down from 273rd in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Writer.

Heinrich von Kleist is most famous for his play, "The Prince of Homburg."

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Among writers, Heinrich von Kleist ranks 435 out of 5,794Before him are Alfred de Musset, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Andrzej Sapkowski, Sei Shōnagon, Kurt Vonnegut, and Alexander Pope. After him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, Ken Follett, and Baldassare Castiglione.

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Among people born in 1777, Heinrich von Kleist ranks 6Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Alexander I of Russia, Hans Christian Ørsted, Désirée Clary, and Henry Clay. After him are Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Elisa Bonaparte, Juliette Récamier, Louis Jacques Thénard, Philipp Otto Runge, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild. Among people deceased in 1811, Heinrich von Kleist ranks 2Before him is Louis Antoine de Bougainville. After him are Peter Simon Pallas, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Dositej Obradović, Jean Chalgrin, Nevil Maskelyne, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Ignacio Allende, Marie-Joseph Chénier, and Christoph Friedrich Nicolai.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich von Kleist ranks 370 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Bosch (1874), Georg von Küchler (1881), Martin Behaim (1459), Louis the Child (893), Walther von Reichenau (1884), and Regiomontanus (1436). After him are Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), and Wilhelm Maybach (1846).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Heinrich von Kleist ranks 27Before him are Paul Heyse (1830), Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Nelly Sachs (1891), and Traudl Junge (1920). After him are Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Erich Kästner (1899), Jean Paul (1763), Patrick Süskind (1949), Ludwig Tieck (1773), and Lion Feuchtwanger (1884).