Jean Paul

1763 - 1825

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Jean Paul (German: [ʒɑ̃ paʊl] (listen); born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, 21 March 1763 – 14 November 1825) was a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Paul has received more than 296,307 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jean Paul is the 490th most popular writer (down from 434th in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from Germany (down from 360th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Writer.

Jean Paul is most famous for his novel "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" which was published in nine volumes from 1759 to 1767.

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Among writers, Jean Paul ranks 490 out of 5,794Before him are Athenaeus, Zecharia Sitchin, Sidney Sheldon, Boris Vian, Mary Higgins Clark, and Erich Kästner. After him are Washington Irving, Saint-John Perse, Robert A. Heinlein, Jules Michelet, Ludvig Holberg, and George Eliot.

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Among people born in 1763, Jean Paul ranks 3Before him are Empress Joséphine and Charles XIV John of Sweden. After him are Józef Poniatowski, Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Jacques Charles, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Kobayashi Issa, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Augustin Robespierre, Claude Chappe, and Guillaume Brune. Among people deceased in 1825, Jean Paul ranks 8Before him are Alexander I of Russia, Antonio Salieri, Henri de Saint-Simon, Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, and Henry Fuseli. After him are Pauline Bonaparte, Laskarina Bouboulina, Dmitry Bortniansky, Vivant Denon, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, and Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jean Paul ranks 419 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), Joachim Peiper (1915), Bruno of Cologne (1030), Ananda Mahidol (1925), Wassily Leontief (1906), and Erich Kästner (1899). After him are Georgy Lvov (1861), Niklas Luhmann (1927), F. W. Murnau (1888), Roland Freisler (1893), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), and Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Jean Paul ranks 30Before him are Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Nelly Sachs (1891), Traudl Junge (1920), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), and Erich Kästner (1899). After him are Patrick Süskind (1949), Ludwig Tieck (1773), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Georg Büchner (1813), and Klaus Mann (1906).