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Hugo Ball

1886 - 1927

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Hugo Ball (German: [bal]; 22 February 1886 – 14 September 1927) was a German author, poet, and essentially the founder of the Dada movement in European art in Zürich in 1916. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Ball has received more than 377,063 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Hugo Ball is the 695th most popular writer (up from 742nd in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from Germany (up from 663rd in 2019) and the 40th most popular German Writer.

Hugo Ball was a German Dadaist poet who is most famous for his work "The Fatherland is in the Heart."

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Among writers, Hugo Ball ranks 695 out of 5,755Before him are Pietro Bembo, Vātsyāyana, Alexander Pope, Max Frisch, Ninon de l'Enclos, and Jaroslav Seifert. After him are Pierre de Ronsard, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Władysław Reymont, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neal Cassady, and Berossus.

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Among people born in 1886, Hugo Ball ranks 30Before him are Zhu De, Hermann Broch, Athenagoras I of Constantinople, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, and Jan Masaryk. After him are Robert Robinson, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Michael Curtiz, Edward C. Tolman, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, and Kurt Koffka. Among people deceased in 1927, Hugo Ball ranks 12Before him are Juan Gris, Carlota of Mexico, Albrecht Kossel, Gaston Leroux, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and Andranik. After him are Kang Youwei, Edward B. Titchener, Georg Brandes, Giuseppe Moscati, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, and Jerome K. Jerome.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hugo Ball ranks 654 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Reuchlin (1455), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1805), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Carlos Kleiber (1930), and Otto Ohlendorf (1907). After him are Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), James Last (1929), Hugo Junkers (1859), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Kurt Schwitters (1887), and August Macke (1887).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Hugo Ball ranks 40Before him are Dietrich Eckart (1868), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Georg Büchner (1813), and Bert Hellinger (1925). After him are Klaus Mann (1906), Karl Harrer (1890), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), and Hans Fallada (1893).