Michael Ende

1929 - 1995

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Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende (12 November 1929 – 28 August 1995) was a German writer of fantasy and children's fiction. He is best known for his epic fantasy The Neverending Story; other famous works include Momo and Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 35 million copies, and adapted as motion pictures, stage plays, operas and audio books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ende has received more than 561,866 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Michael Ende is the 282nd most popular writer (up from 291st in 2019), the 223rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 229th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Writer.

Michael Ende is most famous for his book, The Neverending Story.

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  • 53

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  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Michael Ende ranks 282 out of 5,794Before him are Paul Valéry, Jordanes, Karl May, Alice Munro, Primo Levi, and Anna Wintour. After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Chrétien de Troyes, Al-Masudi, Marguerite Duras, Marguerite de Navarre, and Eckhart Tolle.

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Among people born in 1929, Michael Ende ranks 16Before him are Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, Grace Kelly, Imre Kertész, Jean Baudrillard, and Jacques Brel. After him are Frank Gehry, Hassan II of Morocco, Christopher Plummer, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Peter Higgs, and Oriana Fallaci. Among people deceased in 1995, Michael Ende ranks 6Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, and Harold Wilson. After him are Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, and Dean Martin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Michael Ende ranks 223 out of 5,289Before him are Franz Marc (1880), Walter Ulbricht (1893), Isabeau of Bavaria (1370), Karl May (1842), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), and Max Horkheimer (1895). After him are Wilhelm Frick (1877), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737), Albert Kesselring (1885), and Irma Grese (1923).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Michael Ende ranks 16Before him are Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), and Karl May (1842). After him are Eckhart Tolle (1948), Ernst Jünger (1895), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Paul Heyse (1830), and Einhard (770).