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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 124,670 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Ivan Cankar is the 1,142nd most popular writer (up from 1,154th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Slovenia (down from 14th 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 1,142 out of 5,755Before him are Rex Stout, Yakub Kolas, Nikolai Leskov, Joseph Bédier, Raymond Radiguet, and Catherine de Bourbon. After him are Cosmas of Prague, Fernando Arrabal, Vasily Zhukovsky, Ugo Foscolo, Emmanuelle Arsan, and Giambattista Marino.

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Among people born in 1876, Ivan Cankar ranks 41Before him are Bruno Walter, Wied, Prince of Albania, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Robert Michels, Natalie Clifford Barney, and Rodolphe Seeldrayers. After him are Paula Modersohn-Becker, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ziya Gökalp, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, A. L. Kroeber, and Ivan Bilibin. Among people deceased in 1918, Ivan Cankar ranks 50Before him are John Bauer, Julius Wellhausen, Anna Dostoevskaya, Paul von Rennenkampf, César Ritz, and István Tisza. After him are Princess Anna of Prussia, Stepan Shaumian, Daniel Burley Woolfall, Vasily Radlov, Mikhail Alekseyev, and Sai Baba of Shirdi.

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In Slovenia

Among people born in Slovenia, Ivan Cankar ranks 16 out of 295Before him are Janez Janša (1958), Hemma of Gurk (980), Borut Pahor (1963), Edvard Kardelj (1910), Carlos, Duke of Madrid (1848), and Franz Miklosich (1813). After him are Melania Trump (1970), Wilhelm von Tegetthoff (1827), Jernej Kopitar (1780), Janez Drnovšek (1950), Jacobus Gallus (1550), and Primož Trubar (1508).

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), Alma Karlin (1889), Edvard Kocbek (1904), Stanko Vraz (1810), Drago Jančar (1948), Count Anton Alexander von Auersperg (1806), Srečko Kosovel (1904), Oton Župančič (1878), and Louis Adamic (1898).