Lotte Reiniger

1899 - 1981

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Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (2 June 1899 – 19 June 1981) was a German film director and the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation. Her best known films are The Adventures of Prince Achmed, from 1926, the first feature-length animated film, and Papageno (1935). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lotte Reiniger has received more than 896,561 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Lotte Reiniger is the 342nd most popular film director (down from 337th in 2019), the 1,815th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,709th in 2019) and the 18th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Lotte Reiniger ranks 342 out of 1,580Before her are Peter Bogdanovich, J. J. Abrams, Michael Anderson, Satoshi Kon, Juan Antonio Bardem, and Delbert Mann. After her are Gaspar Noé, Claude Sautet, Maya Deren, Ermanno Olmi, Jack L. Warner, and Emilio Fernández.

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Among people born in 1899, Lotte Reiniger ranks 75Before her are Burt Munro, Walter Lantz, Nicolas Frantz, Franz Jonas, Benjamin Péret, and Mart Stam. After her are Marcel Achard, Veit Harlan, Hayato Ikeda, Adam Rainer, Hans Swarowsky, and Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei. Among people deceased in 1981, Lotte Reiniger ranks 56Before her are Josep Pla, Stefan Wyszyński, Albert Cohen, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Rómulo Betancourt, and Edith Head. After her are Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Melvyn Douglas, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Christy Brown, Yakov Pavlov, and Manuel Urrutia Lleó.

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Among people born in Germany, Lotte Reiniger ranks 1,815 out of 5,289Before her are Udo Dirkschneider (1952), Albert Leo Schlageter (1894), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (1962), Gustav Landauer (1870), Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (1885), and Bastian Schweinsteiger (1984). After her are Frederick I, Elector Palatine (1425), Eduard Meyer (1855), Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein (1757), Andreas Köpke (1962), Friedrich Hossbach (1894), and Angela Winkler (1944).


Among film directors born in Germany, Lotte Reiniger ranks 18Before her are Robert Siodmak (1900), Thea von Harbou (1888), Mike Nichols (1931), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), and Oskar Fischinger (1900). After her are Veit Harlan (1899), Walter Ruttmann (1887), Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Alexander Kluge (1932), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), and Henry Koster (1905).