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Johanna Spyri

1827 - 1901

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Johanna Louise Spyri (German: [joˈhana ˈʃpiːri]; née Heusser [ˈhɔʏsər]; 12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss author of novels, notably children's stories. She wrote the popular book Heidi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johanna Spyri has received more than 448,983 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Johanna Spyri is the 225th most popular writer (down from 223rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Writer.

Johanna Spyri is most famous for writing Heidi, a story about a young girl who lives with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps.

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  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 2.50

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Among writers, Johanna Spyri ranks 225 out of 5,755Before her are Peter Handke, Luís de Camões, Ray Bradbury, Luigi Pirandello, John Milton, and Peter Drucker. After her are Nikos Kazantzakis, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Maurice Leblanc, Al-Masudi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.

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Among people born in 1827, Johanna Spyri ranks 1After her are Arnold Böcklin, Josef Strauss, Ellen G. White, Joseph Lister, Heonjong of Joseon, Francisco Solano López, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Marcellin Berthelot, Deodoro da Fonseca, Jyotirao Phule, and John Hanning Speke. Among people deceased in 1901, Johanna Spyri ranks 5Before her are Giuseppe Verdi, Queen Victoria, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Victoria, Princess Royal. After her are Benjamin Harrison, Arnold Böcklin, William McKinley, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Milan I of Serbia, and Charles Hermite.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johanna Spyri ranks 15 out of 876Before her are Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945). After her are Francesco Borromini (1599), Alberto Giacometti (1901), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Albert Hofmann (1906), and Ursula Andress (1936).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johanna Spyri ranks 1After her are Carl Spitteler (1845), Erich von Däniken (1935), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Karl Barth (1886), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Gottfried Keller (1819).