Joseph Roth

1894 - 1939

Photo of Joseph Roth

Icon of person Joseph Roth

Moses Joseph Roth (2 September 1894 – 27 May 1939) was an Austrian journalist and novelist, best known for his family saga Radetzky March (1932), about the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, his novel of Jewish life Job (1930) and his seminal essay "Juden auf Wanderschaft" (1927; translated into English in The Wandering Jews), a fragmented account of the Jewish migrations from eastern to western Europe in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Roth has received more than 328,889 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Joseph Roth is the 370th most popular writer (up from 393rd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 44th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Joseph Roth was a German novelist who is most famous for his novel "The Radetzky March."

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.06

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Joseph Roths by language


Among writers, Joseph Roth ranks 370 out of 5,794Before him are Jacques Prévert, Shams Tabrizi, Alphonse de Lamartine, Mikhail Sholokhov, John Galsworthy, and Heinrich Mann. After him are Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Jorge Amado, Auguste Escoffier, Paul Auster, and Richard Bach.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1894, Joseph Roth ranks 14Before him are Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Norbert Wiener, and John Ford. After him are Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Kinsey, Gala Dalí, Moshe Sharett, and Dietrich von Choltitz. Among people deceased in 1939, Joseph Roth ranks 8Before him are Pope Pius XI, Howard Carter, James Naismith, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Alphonse Mucha, and W. B. Yeats. After him are Eugen Bleuler, Werner von Fritsch, Anton Makarenko, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward Sapir, and Karl Radek.

Others Born in 1894

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1939

Go to all Rankings

In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Joseph Roth ranks 38 out of 913Before him are Stepan Bandera (1909), Nestor Makhno (1888), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Sholem Aleichem (1859), George Gamow (1904), and Grigory Zinoviev (1883). After him are Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), Sviatoslav Richter (1915), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Ivan Mazepa (1639).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Joseph Roth ranks 10Before him are Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), and Sholem Aleichem (1859). After him are Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Isaac Babel (1894), Anton Makarenko (1888), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), and Irène Némirovsky (1903).