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Hrotsvitha (c. 935–973) was a secular canoness who wrote drama and Christian poetry under the Ottonian dynasty. She was born in Bad Gandersheim to Saxon nobles and entered Gandersheim Abbey as a canoness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hrotsvitha has received more than 180,252 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Hrotsvitha is the 1,128th most popular writer (down from 1,041st in 2019), the 1,127th most popular biography from Germany (down from 970th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Writer.

Hrotsvitha is most famous for her writing of "The Life of Saint Eustace."

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Among writers, Hrotsvitha ranks 1,128 out of 5,755Before her are Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Meng Haoran, Joan Fuster, Gaius Asinius Pollio, Assia Djebar, and James Bond. After her are Lobsang Rampa, Ken Kesey, Eiji Yoshikawa, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Joachim du Bellay, and Rigas Feraios.

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Among people born in 935, Hrotsvitha ranks 3Before her are Harald Bluetooth and Harald Greycloak. After her is William IV, Duke of Aquitaine. Among people deceased in 1002, Hrotsvitha ranks 4Before her are Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Almanzor, and Rogneda of Polotsk. After her is Henry I, Duke of Burgundy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hrotsvitha ranks 1,127 out of 6,142Before her are Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851), Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse (1753), Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765), Leo von Klenze (1784), Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), and Franz Josef Strauss (1915). After her are Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Walther Flemming (1843), Hans Reichenbach (1891), Beate Klarsfeld (1939), and Emil Erlenmeyer (1825).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Hrotsvitha ranks 72Before her are Ernst Barlach (1870), Alfred Brehm (1829), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Radegund (518), and Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875). After her are Charles De Coster (1827), Theodor Storm (1817), Gottfried Benn (1886), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), and Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736).