Johanna Spyri

1827 - 1901

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Johanna Louise Spyri (née Heusser; German: [joˈhana ˈʃpiːri]; 12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss author of novels, notably children's stories, and is best known for her book Heidi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johanna Spyri has received more than 341,658 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Johanna Spyri is the 223rd most popular writer (up from 247th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 18th 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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Among writers, Johanna Spyri ranks 223 out of 5,794Before her are Mary Wollstonecraft, Colette, Walt Whitman, Pierre Corneille, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and Orhan Pamuk. After her are Halldór Laxness, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, Robert Musil, and Emily Dickinson.

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Among people born in 1827, Johanna Spyri ranks 1After her are Arnold Böcklin, Joseph Lister, Ellen G. White, Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Marcellin Berthelot, Heonjong of Joseon, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, William Holman Hunt, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Deodoro da Fonseca. 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, Milan I of Serbia, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, and Charles Hermite.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johanna Spyri ranks 16 out of 749Before her are Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), Alberto Giacometti (1901), and Francesco Borromini (1599). After her are Albert Hofmann (1906), Johann Bernoulli (1667), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Bruno Ganz (1941), Carl Spitteler (1845), and Jacob Burckhardt (1818).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Johanna Spyri ranks 1After her are Carl Spitteler (1845), Erich von Däniken (1935), Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Robert Walser (1878), Max Frisch (1911), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Gottfried Keller (1819), and Blaise Cendrars (1887).