Karen Blixen

1885 - 1962

Karen Blixen

Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (born Dinesen; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962) was a Danish author who wrote works in Danish and English. She is also known under her pen names Isak Dinesen, used in English-speaking countries, Tania Blixen, used in German-speaking countries, Osceola, and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Blixen has received more than 1,375,836 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 254th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Karen Blixen ranks 252 out of 4,883Before her are Ezra Pound, Johanna Spyri, Anna Akhmatova, Nelly Sachs, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, and Primo Levi. After her are Terry Pratchett, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ian Fleming, Jack Kerouac, and Antonin Artaud.

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Among people born in 1885, Karen Blixen ranks 5Before her are Niels Bohr, György Lukács, George S. Patton, and Ezra Pound. After her are Albert Kesselring, Alban Berg, Hermann Hoth, François Mauriac, Julius Streicher, Robert Delaunay, and Umberto Nobile. Among people deceased in 1962, Karen Blixen ranks 7Before her are Marilyn Monroe, Hermann Hesse, Niels Bohr, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, and Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. After her are Lucky Luciano, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Compton, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, and Georgios Papanikolaou.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Karen Blixen ranks 21 out of 579Before her are Sweyn Forkbeard (960), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), George I of Greece (1845), Saxo Grammaticus (1150), Hjalmar Schacht (1877), and Gorm the Old (900). After her are Frederick IX of Denmark (1899), Harald Bluetooth (935), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Aage Bohr (1922), Frederick III of Denmark (1609), and Frederick VI of Denmark (1768).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Karen Blixen ranks 4Before her are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Sigrid Undset (1882), and Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857). After her are Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), Johannes V. Jensen (1873), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Georg Brandes (1842), Aksel Sandemose (1899), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), and Ole Nydahl (1941).