Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

1836 - 1895

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Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (German: [ˈleːopɔlt fɔn ˈzaxɐ ˈmaːzɔx]; 27 January 1836 – 9 March 1895) was an Austrian nobleman, writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name, invented by his contemporary, the Austrian psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch has received more than 828,437 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is the 321st most popular writer (down from 287th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 30th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is most famous for his novel "Venus in Furs," which tells the story of a man who is sexually aroused by being humiliated, beaten, and enslaved by a woman.

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Notable Works

Venus im Pelz
Venus in Furs
LA Venus De Las Pieles
Jüdisches leben in wort und bild

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Over the past year Leopold von Sacher-Masoch has had the most page views in the with 114,567 views, followed by Russian (57,154), and German (33,210). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (101.63%), Indonesian (50.75%), and Simple English (46.77%)


Among writers, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 321 out of 7,302Before him are Guillaume de Machaut, Henri Charrière, Ludovico Ariosto, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Michael Ende, and Czesław Miłosz. After him are Archilochus, Friedrich Schlegel, J. M. Coetzee, France Prešeren, Peter Drucker, and Ève Curie.

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Among people born in 1836, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 3Before him are Ramakrishna, and Wilhelm Steinitz. After him are Léo Delibes, Sophia of Nassau, Ferdinand Cheval, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sakamoto Ryōma, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. Among people deceased in 1895, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 6Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, and Thomas Henry Huxley. After him are Empress Myeongseong, Isma'il Pasha, Julius Lothar Meyer, José Martí, Adam Opel, and Friedrich Miescher.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 37 out of 1,365Before him are Edgar de Wahl (1867), Sergei Korolev (1906), Wilhelm Reich (1897), Ivan Mazepa (1639), Moshe Sharett (1894), and Grigory Zinoviev (1883). After him are Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Levi Eshkol (1895), and Yulia Tymoshenko (1960).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 8Before him are Joseph Conrad (1857), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Stanisław Lem (1921), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), and Anna Akhmatova (1889). After him are Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), and Ilya Ehrenburg (1891).