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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. Masoch did not approve of this use of his name.During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, in particular a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch has received more than 714,156 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is the 288th most popular writer (down from 283rd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 24th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among writers, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 288 out of 5,755Before him are Eugenio Montale, Primo Levi, Amos Oz, Tomas Tranströmer, Robert Musil, and Archilochus. After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Ernst Jünger, Simonides of Ceos, Alice Munro, Claude Simon, and Marguerite Duras.

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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, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, Ferdinand Cheval, and James Tissot. Among people deceased in 1895, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 5Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, and Berthe Morisot. After him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Empress Myeongseong, Julius Lothar Meyer, Adam Opel, José Martí, Isma'il Pasha, and Friedrich Miescher.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 30 out of 1,083Before him are Leonid Kuchma (1938), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Wilhelm Reich (1897), and Sergei Korolev (1906). After him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Nestor Makhno (1888), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), and Élie Metchnikoff (1845).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 7Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), and Anna Akhmatova (1889). After him are Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Isaac Babel (1894).