Joseph Mohr

1792 - 1848

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Josephus Franciscus Mohr, sometimes spelled Josef (11 December 1792 – 4 December 1848) was an Austrian Roman Catholic priest and writer, who wrote the words to the Christmas carol "Silent Night.. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Mohr has received more than 157,092 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Joseph Mohr is the 2,164th most popular writer (up from 2,283rd in 2019), the 466th most popular biography from Austria and the 35th most popular Austrian Writer.

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Among writers, Joseph Mohr ranks 2,164 out of 5,794Before him are Zosimos of Panopolis, Morris West, Marthe Bibesco, Zabel Yesayan, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Jovan Jovanović Zmaj. After him are Pierre Lemaitre, Johannes Mario Simmel, Cornelia Funke, Mohammed Dib, Isaac Alfasi, and Alberto Manguel.

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Among people born in 1792, Joseph Mohr ranks 25Before him are Francisco de Paula Santander, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, John Bowring, Carlos Antonio López, Gustav Schwab, and Francisco Morazán. After him are Mangas Coloradas, Frederick Marryat, Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Andrés de Santa Cruz, George M. Dallas, and Roderick Murchison. Among people deceased in 1848, Joseph Mohr ranks 24Before him are Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, John Jacob Astor, Robert Darwin, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, and Thomas Cole. After him are Horace Wells, Christen Købke, Duchess Amelia of Württemberg, Frederick Marryat, Georg August Goldfuss, and Pellegrino Rossi.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Joseph Mohr ranks 466 out of 1,075Before him are Aurel Vlaicu (1882), Philipp Frank (1884), Ernst Krenek (1900), Guido Starhemberg (1657), Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria (1917), and Johann Strauss III (1866). After him are Johannes Mario Simmel (1924), Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti (1735), Joseph Anton Koch (1768), Karl Menger (1902), Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (1868), and Erich Fried (1921).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Joseph Mohr ranks 35Before him are Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić (1874), Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774), Eva Schloss (1929), Hermann Bahr (1863), Raul Hilberg (1926), and Ilse Aichinger (1921). After him are Johannes Mario Simmel (1924), Erich Fried (1921), Johann Nestroy (1801), Heimito von Doderer (1896), Gitta Sereny (1921), and Marlen Haushofer (1920).