Jaroslav Hašek

1883 - 1923

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Jaroslav Hašek (Czech: [ˈjaroslaf ˈɦaʃɛk]; 1883–1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Fate of the Good Soldier Švejk during the World War, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents about a soldier in World War I and a satire on the ineptitude of authority figures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaroslav Hašek has received more than 272,551 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Jaroslav Hašek is the 262nd most popular writer (up from 263rd in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 27th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Writer.

Jaroslav Hasek is most famous for his satirical novel, The Good Soldier Švejk, which is about a Czech soldier who is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I.

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Among writers, Jaroslav Hašek ranks 262 out of 5,755Before him are Halldór Laxness, Dario Fo, Henrik Pontoppidan, Frédéric Mistral, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Alcaeus of Mytilene. After him are Alfonso X of Castile, Henry Miller, Carlo Goldoni, William Golding, Jordanes, and Chrétien de Troyes.

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Among people born in 1883, Jaroslav Hašek ranks 11Before him are Karl Jaspers, Walter Gropius, Khalil Gibran, Joseph Schumpeter, Anton Webern, and Nikos Kazantzakis. After him are Lev Kamenev, José Ortega y Gasset, Clement Attlee, Grigory Zinoviev, Napoleon Hill, and Morihei Ueshiba. Among people deceased in 1923, Jaroslav Hašek ranks 9Before him are Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, John Venn, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Constantine I of Greece, and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom. After him are Warren G. Harding, Pancho Villa, Dietrich Eckart, Damdin Sükhbaatar, Joaquín Sorolla, and Pierre Loti.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Jaroslav Hašek ranks 31 out of 973Before him are Miloš Zeman (1944), Edvard Beneš (1884), Bertha von Suttner (1843), Hans Kelsen (1881), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), and Jan Žižka (1360). After him are Leoš Janáček (1854), Adolf Loos (1870), Karl Kautsky (1854), Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), Klement Gottwald (1896), and Max Brod (1884).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Jaroslav Hašek ranks 5Before him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), and Karel Čapek (1890). After him are Max Brod (1884), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Milena Jesenská (1896), Franz Werfel (1890), Karl Kraus (1874), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Julius Fučík (1903).