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Hrotsvitha (c. 935–973) was a secular canoness who wrote dramas and poems 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 157,184 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hrotsvitha is the 1,041st most popular writer (up from 1,044th in 2019), the 970th most popular biography from Germany (down from 920th in 2019) and the 70th most popular German Writer.

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

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Among writers, Hrotsvitha ranks 1,041 out of 5,794Before her are Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Elsa Morante, Mercè Rodoreda, Andrei Bely, Cormac McCarthy, and Savitribai Phule. After her are Will Durant, Fatema Mernissi, Tess Gerritsen, Arnold Zweig, Thietmar of Merseburg, and Clément Marot.

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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 3Before her are Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor and Almanzor. After her are Rogneda of Polotsk and Henry I, Duke of Burgundy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hrotsvitha ranks 970 out of 5,289Before her are Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107), Mary Wigman (1886), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), and John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525). After her are Theodor Billroth (1829), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Joseph Wirth (1879), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), and Horst Buchholz (1933).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Hrotsvitha ranks 70Before her are Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736), Bernhard Schlink (1944), Ernst Barlach (1870), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), and Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929). After her are Thietmar of Merseburg (975), Joost van den Vondel (1587), Gottfried Benn (1886), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Anton Praetorius (1560), and Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752).