Hermann Hesse

1877 - 1962

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Karl Hesse (German: [ˈhɛʁ.man ˈhɛ.sə]] (listen); 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Hesse has received more than 2,227,621 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 43rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Hermann Hesse ranks 42 out of 4,883Before him are Marcel Proust, Henrik Ibsen, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Aeschylus. After him are Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, Rumi, Daniel Defoe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Émile Zola.

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Among people born in 1877, Hermann Hesse ranks 1After him are Isadora Duncan, Hjalmar Schacht, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Wilhelm Frick, Charles Glover Barkla, G. H. Hardy, Joan Gamper, Frederick Soddy, Francis William Aston, Edgar Cayce, and Muhammad Iqbal. Among people deceased in 1962, Hermann Hesse ranks 2Before him is Marilyn Monroe. After him are Niels Bohr, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Karen Blixen, Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, and Yves Klein.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Hesse ranks 28 out of 3,763Before him are Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Henry Kissinger (1923), Robert Schumann (1810), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), and Heinrich Himmler (1900). After him are Thomas Mann (1875), Martin Heidegger (1889), Karl Benz (1844), Max Planck (1858), Erwin Rommel (1891), and Pope Benedict XVI (1927).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Hermann Hesse ranks 3Before him are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749) and Anne Frank (1929). After him are Thomas Mann (1875), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Bertolt Brecht (1898), Heinrich Heine (1797), Charles Bukowski (1920), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Friedrich Hölderlin (1770).