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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 198,779 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Joachim Fest is the 1,319th most popular writer (down from 1,255th in 2019), the 1,360th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,227th in 2019) and the 85th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Joachim Fest ranks 1,319 out of 5,755Before him are Kurt Tucholsky, Monique Wittig, Alexander Grin, Viktor Suvorov, Henry Steel Olcott, and Cratinus. After him are Daniil Kharms, Ibn al-Nadim, Magda Szabó, Stéphane Hessel, Kjell Askildsen, and Robert Sheckley.

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Among people born in 1926, Joachim Fest ranks 91Before him are Abdul Rahim Hatif, David H. Hubel, Youssef Chahine, Verner Panton, Karl Richter, and Robert Fogel. After him are Ta Mok, György Kurtág, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Yoshio Okada, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Francisco Rabal. Among people deceased in 2006, Joachim Fest ranks 60Before him are Glenn Ford, Richard Kuklinski, Betty Friedan, Richard Fleischer, James Van Allen, and Karel Appel. After him are Ta Mok, Lillian Asplund, John Money, William Styron, Floyd Patterson, and Murray Bookchin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 1,360 out of 6,142Before him are Carl Loewe (1796), Wolf Vostell (1932), Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse (1806), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Bruno the Great (925), and Adolph Wagner (1835). After him are Albert II, Margrave of Meissen (1240), Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (1888), Melitta Bentz (1873), Stéphane Hessel (1917), Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887), and Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (1823).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Joachim Fest ranks 85Before him are W. G. Sebald (1944), August von Kotzebue (1761), Georg Kaiser (1878), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), and Kurt Tucholsky (1890). After him are Stéphane Hessel (1917), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Widukind of Corvey (925), and Wilhelm Müller (1794).