Karl-Maria Kertbeny

1824 - 1882

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Károly Mária Kertbeny (or Karl Maria Benkert) (28 February 1824 – 23 January 1882) was an Austrian-born Hungarian journalist, translator, memoirist, and human rights campaigner. He is best known for coining the words heterosexual and homosexual as the German nouns Heterosexual and Homosexual.He translated Hungarian poets' and writers' works into German, e.g., those of Sándor Petőfi, János Arany and Mór Jókai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl-Maria Kertbeny has received more than 90,332 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Karl-Maria Kertbeny is the 1,537th most popular writer (down from 1,499th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from Austria (down from 353rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Karl-Maria Kertbeny ranks 1,537 out of 5,755Before him are Anne Desclos, Ghassan Kanafani, Péter Nádas, P. D. James, Deepak Chopra, and Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq. After him are Jan Guillou, Elizabeth George, Ole Nydahl, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Anna de Noailles, and Väinö Linna.

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Among people born in 1824, Karl-Maria Kertbeny ranks 20Before him are Stonewall Jackson, Carl Reinecke, Dayananda Saraswati, William Huggins, William Walker, and Princess Sophie of the Netherlands. After him are Tokugawa Iesada, Ludwig Büchner, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Nana Sahib, Leland Stanford, and Princess Francisca of Brazil. Among people deceased in 1882, Karl-Maria Kertbeny ranks 26Before him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henri Giffard, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, and Mikhail Skobelev. After him are Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hill Green, Henry Draper, Joachim Raff, Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Alfred Escher.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Karl-Maria Kertbeny ranks 377 out of 1,237Before him are Archduchess Louise of Austria (1870), Georg Luger (1849), Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793), Franz Jägerstätter (1907), Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza (1907), and Max Adler (1873). After him are Agnes of Austria (1281), Maria Schicklgruber (1795), Viktor Schauberger (1885), Eduard Roschmann (1908), Peter Fendi (1796), and Oscar Straus (1870).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Karl-Maria Kertbeny ranks 29Before him are Franz Grillparzer (1791), August Kubizek (1888), Eva Schloss (1929), Joseph Mohr (1792), Peter Altenberg (1859), and Christine Nöstlinger (1936). After him are Raul Hilberg (1926), Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774), Ida Laura Pfeiffer (1797), Vicki Baum (1888), Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić (1874), and Hermann Bahr (1863).