Max Nordau

1849 - 1923

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Max Simon Nordau (born Simon Maximilian Südfeld; July 29, 1849 – January 23, 1923) was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic.He was a co-founder of the Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl, and president or vice president of several Zionist congresses. As a social critic, he wrote The Conventional Lies of Our Civilisation (1883), Degeneration (1892), and Paradoxes (1896). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max Nordau has received more than 161,809 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Max Nordau is the 1,061st most popular writer (down from 1,047th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Hungary (up from 106th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Hungarian Writer.

Max Nordau was a German-born physician and writer who is most famous for his book "Degeneration."

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Among writers, Max Nordau ranks 1,061 out of 5,794Before him are Timaeus of Locri, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Lawrence Durrell, Joost van den Vondel, James Hadley Chase, and Roger Caillois. After him are Cai Yan, Nikolai Leskov, Dalton Trumbo, Jan Potocki, Joan Fuster, and N. F. S. Grundtvig.

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Among people born in 1849, Max Nordau ranks 14Before him are Bernhard von Bülow, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alfred von Tirpitz, Bertha Benz, John Ambrose Fleming, and Sergei Witte. After him are W. T. Stead, Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime, Eva Gonzalès, Ellen Key, Basil Zaharoff, and Hugo Riemann. Among people deceased in 1923, Max Nordau ranks 21Before him are Julius Martov, Joaquín Sorolla, Damdin Sükhbaatar, Katherine Mansfield, Princess Louise of Prussia, and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon. After him are Raymond Radiguet, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Edward Emerson Barnard, Milena Vukotić, Edith Södergran, and Ernst Troeltsch.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Max Nordau ranks 103 out of 696Before him are József Bozsik (1925), John Corvinus (1473), Ferdinand Čatloš (1895), Gyula Grosics (1926), József Mindszenty (1892), and György Cziffra (1921). After him are Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (1831), Miklós Rózsa (1907), Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Pál Schmitt (1942), and Loránd Eötvös (1848).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Max Nordau ranks 8Before him are Imre Kertész (1929), Ágota Kristóf (1935), Arthur Koestler (1905), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Ferenc Molnár (1878), and Felix Salten (1869). After him are Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), Magda Szabó (1917), Béla Balázs (1884), and Hannah Szenes (1921).