Karlheinz Deschner

1924 - 2014

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Karl Heinrich Leopold Deschner (23 May 1924 – 8 April 2014) was a German researcher and writer who achieved public attention in Europe for his trenchant and fiercely critical treatment of Christianity in general and the Catholic Church in particular, as expressed in several articles and books, culminating in his 10 volume Christianity's Criminal History (Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karlheinz Deschner has received more than 53,910 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Karlheinz Deschner is the 2,100th most popular writer (up from 2,130th in 2019), the 2,135th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,918th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Karlheinz Deschner ranks 2,100 out of 5,794Before him are Sabahattin Ali, Mikołaj Rej, C. W. Ceram, Terentianus, Terry Eagleton, and Guillaume Thomas François Raynal. After him are Arkady Gaidar, Eiji Tsuburaya, Kate Chopin, Theodorus Gaza, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, and Khushal Khattak.

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Among people born in 1924, Karlheinz Deschner ranks 132Before him are Yuri Bondarev, Alexander Haig, Yehuda Amichai, Idries Shah, Allan Edwall, and Vasil Bykaŭ. After him are Zbigniew Herbert, Fess Parker, Dinah Washington, Johannes Mario Simmel, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, and George Segal. Among people deceased in 2014, Karlheinz Deschner ranks 117Before him are Björn Waldegård, Andrea de Cesaris, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Marina Ginestà, and Manuel Uribe. After him are Magda Olivero, Edward Herrmann, Gloria Leonard, Tatiana Samoilova, Ralph Waite, and Horace Silver.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karlheinz Deschner ranks 2,135 out of 5,289Before him are Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1627), Otto Wöhler (1894), Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688), C. W. Ceram (1915), Oskar Lafontaine (1943), and Louis III, Elector Palatine (1378). After him are Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg (1547), Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1831), Gerhard Schmidhuber (1894), Hans-Gert Pöttering (1945), Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck (1620), and Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt (1831).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Karlheinz Deschner ranks 142Before him are Gustav Schwab (1792), Marianne Weber (1870), Ernst von Salomon (1902), Yehuda Amichai (1924), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), and C. W. Ceram (1915). After him are Stefan Heym (1913), Cornelia Funke (1958), Wolfgang Iser (1926), Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759), Judith Kerr (1923), and Martin Walser (1927).