Joachim Fest

1926 - 2006

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Joachim Clemens Fest (8 December 1926 – 11 September 2006) was a German historian, journalist, critic and editor who was best known for his writings and public commentary on Nazi Germany, including a biography of Adolf Hitler and books about Albert Speer and German resistance to Nazism. He was a leading figure in the debate among German historians about the Nazi era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Fest has received more than 233,540 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Joachim Fest is the 1,366th most popular writer (down from 1,310th in 2019), the 1,407th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,360th in 2019) and the 88th most popular German Writer.

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  • 230k

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  • 59.28

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.73

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  • 2.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Das Gesicht des Dritten Reiches
National socialism, Biography
Plotting Hitler's death
Anti-Nazi movement, Assassination attempt, 1944 (July 20), Assassination attempts
Heads of state, Biography
Gesicht des Dritten Reiches
Biography, National socialism, Politics and government
Politics and government, Architects, Biography

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Over the past year Joachim Fest has had the most page views in the with 38,228 views, followed by English (29,096), and Russian (6,747). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (153.39%), Latin (50.32%), and Greek (35.81%)


Among writers, Joachim Fest ranks 1,366 out of 7,302Before him are Thornton Wilder, Joseph Bédier, Symeon the Metaphrast, Per Olov Enquist, Diana Gabaldon, and Ibn al-Nadim. After him are Thomas Moore, Ildefonsus, Émile Gaboriau, Hartmann Schedel, Joanot Martorell, and Hartmann von Aue.

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Among people born in 1926, Joachim Fest ranks 89Before him are Francisco Rabal, Ta Mok, Gus Grissom, Poul Anderson, Joan Sutherland, and György Kurtág. After him are James Stirling, Karl Richter, Hugo Banzer, Patricia Neal, David H. Hubel, and Siegfried Lenz. Among people deceased in 2006, Joachim Fest ranks 65Before him are James Van Allen, Murray Bookchin, David Bronstein, Shamil Basayev, Glenn Ford, and Angelica Rozeanu. After him are Telê Santana, Aaron Spelling, Richard Fleischer, Ferenc Bene, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, and Reinhart Koselleck.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 1,407 out of 7,253Before him are Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741), Hermann Goldschmidt (1802), Henry III, Margrave of Meissen (1218), Gottfried Böhm (1920), Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724), and Toni Kroos (1990). After him are Maria Reiche (1903), Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria (1849), Joachim Sauer (1949), Marie-Louise von Franz (1915), Bernt Notke (1435), and Brigitte Helm (1906).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 88Before him are Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Widukind of Corvey (925), Lina Heydrich (1911), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), and Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736). After him are Hartmann Schedel (1440), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), Siegfried Lenz (1926), and Else Lasker-Schüler (1869).