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 582,499 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is the 283rd most popular writer (down from 267th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 29th 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 283 out of 5,794Before him are Jordanes, Karl May, Alice Munro, Primo Levi, Anna Wintour, and Michael Ende. After him are Chrétien de Troyes, Al-Masudi, Marguerite Duras, Marguerite de Navarre, Eckhart Tolle, and O. Henry.

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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, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sophia of Nassau, Marie Henriette of Austria, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, James Tissot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Ferdinand Cheval. Among people deceased in 1895, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 7Before him are Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, Alexandre Dumas fils, Berthe Morisot, Julius Lothar Meyer, and Thomas Henry Huxley. After him are Empress Myeongseong, José Martí, Adam Opel, Franz von Suppé, Isma'il Pasha, and Friedrich Miescher.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch ranks 24 out of 913Before him are Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Taras Shevchenko (1814), and Sergei Korolev (1906). After him are Ivan Aivazovsky (1817), Trofim Lysenko (1898), Ludwig von Mises (1881), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Vaslav Nijinsky (1889), and Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888).

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), Anna Akhmatova (1889), and Taras Shevchenko (1814). After him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Isaac Babel (1894).