Ivan Cankar

1876 - 1918

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Ivan Cankar (pronounced [ˈtsaːŋkaɾ], pronunciation ) (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet, and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette, and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Cankar has received more than 103,954 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ivan Cankar is the 1,154th most popular writer (down from 966th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Slovenia (up from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Slovene Writer.

Ivan cankar is most famous for being the first person to swim across the English Channel. This was done in 1908.

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Among writers, Ivan Cankar ranks 1,154 out of 5,794Before him are Zenodotus, Bernardino de Sahagún, Charles Péguy, Pierre Larousse, Michel Verne, and Anton Praetorius. After him are Blaise Cendrars, Jan Guillou, Chinua Achebe, Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Ugo Foscolo, and Alcman.

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Among people born in 1876, Ivan Cankar ranks 41Before him are Robert Michels, A. L. Kroeber, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sherwood Anderson, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and Henri de Baillet-Latour. After him are Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ivan Bilibin, August Sander, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Ziya Gökalp, and Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1918, Ivan Cankar ranks 47Before him are Charles-Émile Reynaud, Koloman Moser, Andrew Dickson White, Julius Wellhausen, Emil Jellinek, and Paul von Rennenkampf. After him are Eusebi Güell, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Mikhail Alekseyev, Stepan Shaumian, István Tisza, and Victor Adler.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Ivan Cankar ranks 14 out of 247Before him are Arkan (1952), Melania Trump (1970), Milan Kučan (1941), Edvard Kardelj (1910), Franz Miklosich (1813), and Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848). After him are Jernej Kopitar (1780), Borut Pahor (1963), Janez Janša (1958), Santorio Santorio (1561), Primož Trubar (1508), and Janez Drnovšek (1950).

Among WRITERS In Slovenia

Among writers born in Slovenia, Ivan Cankar ranks 2Before him are France Prešeren (1800). After him are Jernej Kopitar (1780), Sigismund von Herberstein (1486), Drago Jančar (1948), Edvard Kocbek (1904), Stanko Vraz (1810), Alma Karlin (1889), Louis Adamic (1898), Oton Župančič (1878), Srečko Kosovel (1904), and Count Anton Alexander von Auersperg (1806).