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Lajos Zilahy

1891 - 1974

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Lajos Zilahy (27 March 1891 − 1 December 1974) was a Hungarian novelist and playwright. Born in Nagyszalonta, Austria-Hungary (now Salonta, Romania), he studied law at the University of Budapest before serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front – an experience which later informed his bestselling novel Two Prisoners (Két fogoly). He was also active in film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lajos Zilahy has received more than 41,331 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Lajos Zilahy is the 1,634th most popular writer (down from 1,527th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Romania (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Romanian Writer.

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Among writers, Lajos Zilahy ranks 1,634 out of 5,755Before him are Raul Hilberg, Archestratus, Watchman Nee, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Jane Jacobs, and Xenophon of Ephesus. After him are Juan Donoso Cortés, Lady Randolph Churchill, Vladimir Posner, Ted Hughes, Martin Opitz, and Avitus of Vienne.

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Among people born in 1891, Lajos Zilahy ranks 58Before him are John Langenus, Shizo Kanakuri, Oswald Boelcke, Hu Shih, Kurt von Tippelskirch, and Poul Nielsen. After him are Walter A. Shewhart, Gio Ponti, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Karl-Adolf Hollidt, Lilya Brik, and Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin. Among people deceased in 1974, Lajos Zilahy ranks 53Before him are Vannevar Bush, Salvador Puig Antich, André Jolivet, Farid al-Atrash, Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, and Jan Tschichold. After him are Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, Samuel Goldwyn, Bill Finger, Vasily Shukshin, Otto Braun, and Konstantin Melnikov.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Lajos Zilahy ranks 113 out of 665Before him are Sergiu Nicolaescu (1930), Serge Klarsfeld (1935), Ivan Patzaichin (1949), Joseph M. Juran (1904), Marcel Janco (1895), and Saul Steinberg (1914). After him are Pertevniyal Sultan (1812), Anghel Iordănescu (1950), Georges Politzer (1903), Vasile Milea (1927), Emerich Jenei (1937), and Gabriel Báthory (1589).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Lajos Zilahy ranks 14Before him are Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Ion Creangă (1837), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Ion Luca Caragiale (1852). After him are Miklós Nyiszli (1901), Vasile Alecsandri (1821), Dora d'Istria (1828), János Arany (1817), Richard Wurmbrand (1909), and Marthe Bibesco (1886).