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 930,149 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Janusz Korczak is the 155th most popular writer (up from 158th 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 155 out of 5,794Before him are Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, André Breton, Mikhail Bulgakov, Pindar, and Novalis. After him are William Faulkner, Ray Bradbury, H. G. Wells, Abu Nuwas, Herman Melville, and Elias Canetti.

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

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Janusz Korczak ranks 18 out of 1,231Before him are Lech Wałęsa (1943), Günter Grass (1927), Irena Sendler (1910), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892). After him are Fritz Haber (1868), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Stanisław Lem (1921), and Fedor von Bock (1880).

Among WRITERS In Poland

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