Hermann Broch

1886 - 1951

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Hermann Broch (German: [bʁɔx]; 1 November 1886 – 30 May 1951) was an Austrian writer, best known for two major works of modernist fiction: The Sleepwalkers (Die Schlafwandler, 1930–32) and The Death of Virgil (Der Tod des Vergil, 1945). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Broch has received more than 249,908 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Hermann Broch is the 598th most popular writer (up from 608th in 2019), the 137th most popular biography from Austria (up from 154th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Austrian Writer.

Hermann Broch was a novelist and philosopher who was most famous for his novel, The Sleepwalkers.

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Notable Works

Die Schlafwandler
Kommentierte Werkausgabe
Tod des Vergil
Die Schuldlosen
Der Tod des Vergil


Among writers, Hermann Broch ranks 598 out of 7,302Before him are Ellen G. White, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Ismail Gaspirali, Theodore Dreiser, John Donne, and Madame de La Fayette. After him are Napoleon Hill, Lion Feuchtwanger, Karl Kraus, Judah Halevi, Pierre Loti, and Dimitrie Cantemir.

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Among people born in 1886, Hermann Broch ranks 22Before him are Karl von Frisch, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, George Mallory, Karl Polanyi, Jan Masaryk, and Theodor Morell. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, Zhu De, Robert Robinson, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, and Erich Hoepner. Among people deceased in 1951, Hermann Broch ranks 12Before him are Arnold Schoenberg, Abdullah I of Jordan, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, René Guénon, Arnold Sommerfeld, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof. After him are August Horch, Otto Ohlendorf, Alfred Hugenberg, Maxim Litvinov, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, and Sinclair Lewis.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hermann Broch ranks 137 out of 1,424Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Mariana of Austria (1634), Richard Kuhn (1900), Franz Stangl (1908), Amon Göth (1908), and Frederick the Fair (1289). After him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559), Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746), Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria (1750), Ernst Gombrich (1909), and Edward Bernays (1891).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Hermann Broch ranks 12Before him are Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Gustav Meyrink (1868), and Georg Trakl (1887). After him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Edward Bernays (1891), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Otto of Freising (1114), Klaus Ebner (1964), and Franz Grillparzer (1791).