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Max Brod

1884 - 1968

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Max Brod (Hebrew: מקס ברוד; 27 May 1884 – 20 December 1968) was a Bohemian-born Israeli author, composer, and journalist. Although he was a prolific writer in his own right, he is best remembered as the friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka. Kafka named Brod as his literary executor, instructing Brod to burn his unpublished work upon his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Brod has received more than 357,692 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Max Brod is the 353rd most popular writer (down from 329th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 34th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Czech Writer.

Max Brod is most famous for being the friend and biographer of Franz Kafka.

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Among writers, Max Brod ranks 353 out of 5,755Before him are Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Paul Éluard, James Fenimore Cooper, Truman Capote, and John Keats. After him are Nâzım Hikmet, Jacques Prévert, Ahmad Yasawi, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jean Genet, and Ahmad ibn Fadlan.

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Among people born in 1884, Max Brod ranks 12Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, Edvard Beneš, Anton Drexler, İsmet İnönü, Édouard Daladier, and Peter Debye. After him are Franz Halder, Theodor Heuss, Theodor Svedberg, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, and Walther von Reichenau. Among people deceased in 1968, Max Brod ranks 13Before him are John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, and Trygve Lie. After him are Georg von Küchler, Karl Barth, George Gamow, Enid Blyton, Erwin Panofsky, and Jim Clark.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Max Brod ranks 37 out of 973Before him are Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Leoš Janáček (1854), Adolf Loos (1870), Karl Kautsky (1854), Ottokar II of Bohemia (1233), and Klement Gottwald (1896). After him are Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907), Jan Palach (1948), Emil Zátopek (1922), Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (1289), Madeleine Albright (1937), and Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (1271).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Max Brod ranks 6Before him are Milan Kundera (1929), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Karel Čapek (1890), and Jaroslav Hašek (1883). After him are Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Milena Jesenská (1896), Franz Werfel (1890), Karl Kraus (1874), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Julius Fučík (1903).