Johann Peter Hebel

1760 - 1826

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Johann Peter Hebel (10 May 1760 – 22 September 1826) was a German short story writer, dialectal poet, lutheran theologian and pedagogue, most famous for a collection of Alemannic lyric poems (Allemannische Gedichte) and one of German tales (Schatzkästlein des rheinischen Hausfreundes – "Treasure Chest of Rhenish Tales"). Born in Basel, Hebel entered primary school in 1766 and joined a Latin school three years later; he visited the schools in Basel during summer and in Hausen and Schopfheim respectively in the nearby Wiesental during winter. After the death of his mother in 1773, he remained at school, graduating with the help of friends from the Gymnasium illustre of Karlsruhe in 1778 and going on to study theology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Peter Hebel has received more than 81,573 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Johann Peter Hebel is the 2,118th most popular writer (up from 2,178th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 206th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Swiss Writer.

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Among writers, Johann Peter Hebel ranks 2,118 out of 5,794Before him are Chuck Palahniuk, Michalina Wisłocka, Noël Coward, Winston Groom, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Titus Calpurnius Siculus. After him are Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, Herbert Read, Janus Pannonius, Orderic Vitalis, Bâkî, and Prince Henri of Orléans.

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Among people born in 1760, Johann Peter Hebel ranks 14Before him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johan Gadolin, Alexandre de Beauharnais, August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Jan Ladislav Dussek. After him are Aloysia Weber, William Beckford, Jean-François Le Sueur, Georg Franz Hoffmann, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, and Akbar II. Among people deceased in 1826, Johann Peter Hebel ranks 25Before him are Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Franz Danzi, Johann Baptist von Spix, François-Joseph Talma, Jean Lafitte, and Clarke Abel. After him are Marie-Guillemine Benoist, John Flaxman, Georg Franz Hoffmann, Shaykh Ahmad, Fyodor Rostopchin, and Jens Baggesen.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Peter Hebel ranks 203 out of 749Before him are George de Mestral (1907), Joachim Raff (1822), Köbi Kuhn (1943), Jost Amman (1539), Bernard Tschumi (1944), and Daniel Peter (1836). After him are André Abegglen (1909), Anton Graff (1736), Andy Hug (1964), Ubol Ratana (1951), Jeremias Gotthelf (1797), and Frithjof Schuon (1907).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johann Peter Hebel ranks 23Before him are Alfonsina Storni (1892), Rodolphe Töpffer (1799), Notker the Stammerer (840), Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825), Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698), and Heinrich Glarean (1488). After him are Jeremias Gotthelf (1797), Isaac Casaubon (1559), Arthur Cravan (1887), Peter Bieri (1944), Theodore Bibliander (1500), and Philippe Jaccottet (1925).