Imre Kertész

1929 - 2016

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Imre Kertész (Hungarian: [ˈimrɛ ˈkɛrteːs]; 9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". He was the first Hungarian to win the Nobel in Literature. His works deal with themes of the Holocaust (he was a survivor of a German concentration camp), dictatorship and personal freedom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imre Kertész has received more than 361,993 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Imre Kertész is the 208th most popular writer (down from 200th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 16th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Hungarian Writer.

Imre Kertész is a Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor. He is most famous for his novel, "Fateless," which tells the story of a 15-year-old Jewish boy who is sent to Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944.

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Among writers, Imre Kertész ranks 208 out of 5,794Before him are Roald Dahl, Henri Charrière, Quintilian, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Karel Čapek, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Yasunari Kawabata, Karen Blixen, François de La Rochefoucauld, C. S. Lewis, and Bram Stoker.

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Among people born in 1929, Imre Kertész ranks 13Before him are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, and Grace Kelly. After him are Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Brel, Michael Ende, Frank Gehry, Hassan II of Morocco, and Christopher Plummer. Among people deceased in 2016, Imre Kertész ranks 12Before him are Leonard Cohen, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman. After him are Zaha Hadid, Cesare Maldini, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Islam Karimov.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Imre Kertész ranks 18 out of 696Before him are Gaiseric (389), Imre Nagy (1896), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Count of St. Germain (1712), Louis I of Hungary (1326), and Robert Capa (1913). After him are Victor Vasarely (1906), György Lukács (1885), Árpád (845), Ilona Staller (1951), Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), and Jadwiga of Poland (1374).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Imre Kertész ranks 2Before him are Theodor Herzl (1860). After him are Ágota Kristóf (1935), Arthur Koestler (1905), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Ferenc Molnár (1878), Felix Salten (1869), Max Nordau (1849), Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), and Magda Szabó (1917).