Hugo von Hofmannsthal

1874 - 1929

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Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal (German: [ˈhuːɡo fɔn ˈhoːfmanstaːl]; 1 February 1874 – 15 July 1929) was an Austrian novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo von Hofmannsthal has received more than 286,436 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Hugo von Hofmannsthal is the 518th most popular writer (down from 479th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Austria (down from 106th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Writer.

Hugo von Hofmannsthal is most famous for his poem "The Lord's Prayer" and the libretto for Richard Strauss's opera "Der Rosenkavalier."

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Among writers, Hugo von Hofmannsthal ranks 518 out of 5,794Before him are Harper Lee, Philip Larkin, Marina Tsvetaeva, Milena Jesenská, Michel Houellebecq, and Charles, Duke of Orléans. After him are Lorenzo Da Ponte, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Ágota Kristóf, René Guénon, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Ismail Kadare.

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Among people born in 1874, Hugo von Hofmannsthal ranks 22Before him are Talaat Pasha, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, and Sunjong of Korea. After him are Nikolai Berdyaev, Nicholas Roerich, Ernest Shackleton, Karl Kraus, Gustav Holst, and Konstantin Päts. Among people deceased in 1929, Hugo von Hofmannsthal ranks 9Before him are Ferdinand Foch, Herman Hollerith, Gustav Stresemann, Wilhelm Maybach, Sergei Diaghilev, and Emile Berliner. After him are Bernhard von Bülow, Otto Liman von Sanders, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Aby Warburg, and Wyatt Earp.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Hugo von Hofmannsthal ranks 114 out of 1,075Before him are Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Ivan Illich (1926), Karl Polanyi (1886), and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738). After him are Ernst Happel (1925), Amon Göth (1908), Maria Josepha of Austria (1699), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), Anna Maria Mozart (1720), and Otto of Greece (1815).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Hugo von Hofmannsthal ranks 10Before him are Robert Musil (1880), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), and Paula Hitler (1896). After him are Georg Trakl (1887), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Edward Bernays (1891), Hermann Broch (1886), and Klaus Ebner (1964).