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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Fest has received more than 157,349 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Joachim Fest is the 1,255th most popular writer (down from 1,208th in 2019), the 1,227th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,102nd in 2019) and the 86th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Joachim Fest ranks 1,255 out of 5,794Before him are Lee Child, Avienus, Mario Benedetti, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Emmanuelle Arsan, and Hartmann Schedel. After him are Ausiàs March, Konstantin Simonov, Juan Rulfo, Francesco Maria Piave, Victorien Sardou, and Khaqani.

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Among people born in 1926, Joachim Fest ranks 89Before him are John Schlesinger, Henry Way Kendall, Masatoshi Koshiba, John Berger, Andrew Schally, and Siegfried Lenz. After him are Roger Corman, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Youssef Chahine, György Kurtág, Kim Jae-gyu, and Aaron Klug. Among people deceased in 2006, Joachim Fest ranks 57Before him are Robert Bruce Merrifield, Raymond Davis Jr., Floyd Patterson, Lillian Asplund, David Bronstein, and William Styron. After him are Richard Fleischer, Telê Santana, Sven Nykvist, Mariska Veres, Claude Jade, and Murray Bookchin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 1,227 out of 5,289Before him are Princess Josephine of Baden (1813), Princess Feodora of Leiningen (1807), Rudi Dutschke (1940), Thomas Abbt (1738), Hermann Kolbe (1818), and Hartmann Schedel (1440). After him are Helmut Haller (1939), Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (1826), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Nena (1960), Hans Reichenbach (1891), and Lothar von Richthofen (1894).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 86Before him are Kurt Tucholsky (1890), Arnold van Gennep (1873), August von Kotzebue (1761), W. G. Sebald (1944), Siegfried Lenz (1926), and Hartmann Schedel (1440). After him are Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Radegund (518), and Heiner Müller (1929).