Karel Čapek

1890 - 1938

Karel Čapek

Karel Čapek (Czech: [ˈkarɛl ˈtʃapɛk] (listen); 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts (1936) and play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1920), which introduced the word robot. He also wrote many politically charged works dealing with the social turmoil of his time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel Čapek has received more than 540,617 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 186th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Karel Čapek ranks 184 out of 4,883Before him are François-René de Chateaubriand, Coen brothers, Doris Lessing, Nizami Ganjavi, Juvenal, and Friedrich Hölderlin. After him are Jean Racine, Helena Blavatsky, Constantine VII, Saadi Shirazi, Tomas Tranströmer, and J. D. Salinger.

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Among people born in 1890, Karel Čapek ranks 11Before him are Friedrich Paulus, Egon Schiele, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Boris Pasternak, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Fritz Lang, Kurt Lewin, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, Lawrence Bragg, and Walther Funk. Among people deceased in 1938, Karel Čapek ranks 4Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Edmund Husserl, and Georges Méliès. After him are Konstantin Stanislavski, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Béla Kun, Nikolai Bukharin, Karl Kautsky, Faustina Kowalska, and Robert Johnson.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Karel Čapek ranks 12 out of 445Before him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), and Ernst Mach (1838). After him are Joseph Schumpeter (1883), Wilhelm Steinitz (1836), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), and Jaroslav Hašek (1883).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Karel Čapek ranks 5Before him are Franz Kafka (1883), Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), and Václav Havel (1936). After him are Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Karl Kraus (1874), Franz Werfel (1890), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Ivana Trump (1949).