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Janosch (German: [ˈjaːnɔʃ] (listen), born as Horst Eckert on March 11, 1931) is one of the best-known German-language children's book authors and illustrators. He was born in Hindenburg (now Zabrze, Poland) in Upper Silesia to a family of mixed German and Polish origin. He said in an interview that he is Silesian of nationality.After World War II, the family fled to West Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janosch has received more than 73,865 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,649th most popular writer.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.60

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  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Janosch ranks 2,645 out of 4,883Before him are Gysbert Japiks, Hierocles of Alexandria, Carmen Laforet, Paul Fleming, Boris Akunin, and Ram Prasad Bismil. After him are Johan Turi, Walter Map, Richard Wright, Yury Yakovlev, Eduard Vilde, and Imre Madách.

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Among people born in 1931, Janosch ranks 186Before him are George Vassiliou, Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Georgy Grechko, Shadia, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, and William Goldman. After him are Bridget Riley, Koichi Sugiyama, Michael O. Rabin, Moshé Mizrahi, Caroline Graham, and Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Janosch ranks 515 out of 930Before him are Andrzej Szarmach (1950), Edward Ochab (1906), Joachim Lelewel (1786), Stefanie Zweig (1932), Uwe Johnson (1934), and Wilhelm Souchon (1864). After him are Robert Remak (1815), Leo White (1882), Lazarus Fuchs (1833), Henryk Kasperczak (1946), Max von Gallwitz (1852), and Władysław Bartoszewski (1922).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Janosch ranks 59Before him are Bernhard Grzimek (1909), Cyprian Norwid (1821), Stanisław Konarski (1700), Isaac Deutscher (1907), Stefanie Zweig (1932), and Uwe Johnson (1934). After him are Yakov Perelman (1882), Ernst Wiechert (1887), Aleksander Fredro (1793), Joanna Chmielewska (1932), Sholem Asch (1880), and Maria Dąbrowska (1889).

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