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Janusz Korczak

1878 - 1942

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Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (22 July 1878 or 1879 – 7 August 1942), was a Polish Jewish educator, children's author and pedagogue known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janusz Korczak has received more than 1,019,093 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Janusz Korczak is the 170th most popular writer (down from 155th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Poland and the 2nd most popular Polish Writer.

Janusz Korczak was a Polish-Jewish educator and children's author. He is most famous for being the director of an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland.

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Among writers, Janusz Korczak ranks 170 out of 5,755Before him are Naguib Mahfouz, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Khalil Gibran, Ivan Turgenev, Anacreon, and Frank Herbert. After him are Stanisław Lem, Abu Nuwas, Karel Čapek, J. D. Salinger, Petronius, and Lope de Vega.

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Among people born in 1878, Janusz Korczak ranks 1After him are Lise Meitner, John B. Watson, Martin Buber, Reza Shah, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, André Citroën, Pancho Villa, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. Among people deceased in 1942, Janusz Korczak ranks 3Before him are Stefan Zweig and Reinhard Heydrich. After him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, José Raúl Capablanca, Robert Musil, Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, and Robert Bosch.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Janusz Korczak ranks 18 out of 1,454Before him are Fritz Haber (1868), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686). After him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Władysław Szpilman (1911), and Zygmunt Bauman (1925).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Janusz Korczak ranks 2Before him are Günter Grass (1927). After him are Stanisław Lem (1921), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), and Osip Mandelstam (1891).