Klaus Mann

1906 - 1949

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Klaus Heinrich Thomas Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer and dissident. He was the son of Thomas Mann, a nephew of Heinrich Mann and brother of Erika Mann (with whom he maintained a lifelong close relationship) and Golo Mann. Klaus moved to the USA to escape Nazism, and after training in counterintelligence as one of the Ritchie Boys, he served in Europe during the World War II, becoming one of the first outsiders to witness the horrors of the concentration camps. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus Mann has received more than 473,786 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Klaus Mann is the 552nd most popular writer (up from 717th in 2019), the 517th most popular biography from Germany (up from 689th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Writer.

Klaus Mann was a German author and son of Thomas Mann. He was most famous for his novel "Mephisto", which was about the rise of Nazism.

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Notable Works

Der Vulkan
The turning point
Kind dieser Zeit
Der Wendepunkt


Among writers, Klaus Mann ranks 552 out of 7,302Before him are Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Gustav Meyrink, Georg Trakl, Patrick Süskind, Mo Yan, and Robert Burns. After him are Paul Lafargue, Arthur Koestler, W. Somerset Maugham, Francisco de Quevedo, Mikael Agricola, and George Eliot.

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Among people born in 1906, Klaus Mann ranks 37Before him are Alexey Stakhanov, Giuseppe Farina, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, Hans Asperger, and Josef Kramer. After him are Wassily Leontief, Dino Buzzati, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Albert Sabin, Vladimir Prelog, and Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1949, Klaus Mann ranks 12Before him are Hassan al-Banna, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, Friedrich Bergius, James Ensor, and Charles Ponzi. After him are Kim Jong-suk, August Krogh, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Elton Mayo, Axel Munthe, and Angela Hitler.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Klaus Mann ranks 517 out of 7,253Before him are Walter Schellenberg (1910), Helmut Newton (1920), Josef Kramer (1906), Patrick Süskind (1949), Niklas Luhmann (1927), and Hans Geiger (1882). After him are Erhard Milch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), Hans Spemann (1869), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), and F. W. Murnau (1888).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Klaus Mann ranks 30Before him are Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Traudl Junge (1920), Jean Paul (1763), and Patrick Süskind (1949). After him are Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Erich Kästner (1899), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Bert Hellinger (1925), and August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767).