Lion Feuchtwanger

1884 - 1958

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Lion Feuchtwanger (German: [ˈliːɔn ˈfɔʏçtˌvaŋɐ] (listen); 7 July 1884 – 21 December 1958) was a Bavarian Jewish novelist and playwright. A prominent figure in the literary world of Weimar Germany, he influenced contemporaries including playwright Bertolt Brecht. Feuchtwanger's Judaism and fierce criticism of the National Socialist German Workers Party, years before it assumed power, ensured that he would be a target of government-sponsored persecution after Adolf Hitler's appointment as chancellor of Germany in January 1933. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lion Feuchtwanger has received more than 266,623 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Lion Feuchtwanger is the 564th most popular writer (up from 610th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from Germany (up from 511th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Writer.

Lion Feuchtwanger is most famous for his novel, Jud Suss, which is a fictionalized account of the life of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer.

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Among writers, Lion Feuchtwanger ranks 564 out of 5,794Before him are Gaston Leroux, Eyvind Johnson, Anton Makarenko, Ludwig Tieck, George R. R. Martin, and Longus. After him are Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, Marie-Antoine Carême, Dean Koontz, and Gustav Meyrink.

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Among people born in 1884, Lion Feuchtwanger ranks 21Before him are Gaston Bachelard, Theodor Heuss, Auguste Piccard, Hermann Rorschach, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Theodor Svedberg. After him are Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Friedrich Bergius, Rudolf Bultmann, and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. Among people deceased in 1958, Lion Feuchtwanger ranks 12Before him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Roger Martin du Gard, Maurice de Vlaminck, Clinton Davisson, Ernest Lawrence, and Tyrone Power. After him are Faisal II of Iraq, Milutin Milanković, Juan Ramón Jiménez, G. E. Moore, Kurt Alder, and Maurice Gamelin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Lion Feuchtwanger ranks 488 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Pope Victor II (1018), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Ludwig Tieck (1773), and Werner Sombart (1863). After him are Johann Bayer (1572), Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Lion Feuchtwanger ranks 33Before him are Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Erich Kästner (1899), Jean Paul (1763), Patrick Süskind (1949), and Ludwig Tieck (1773). After him are August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Georg Büchner (1813), Klaus Mann (1906), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), and Elisabeth of Wied (1843).