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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 known for his epic fantasy The Neverending Story (with its 1980s film adaptation and a 1995 animated television adaptation); other well-known works include Momo and Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Ende has received more than 736,181 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Ende is the 332nd most popular writer (down from 282nd in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 223rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Writer.

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

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Among writers, Michael Ende ranks 332 out of 5,755Before him are Graham Greene, Elfriede Jelinek, Arthur Miller, André Malraux, Mikhail Lermontov, and Ali-Shir Nava'i. After him are Pierre Beaumarchais, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Louise Glück, Gerhart Hauptmann, Gao Xingjian, and Napoleon Hill.

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Among people born in 1929, Michael Ende ranks 23Before him are Yayoi Kusama, Frank Gehry, Hafizullah Amin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Christopher Plummer, and Irene Papas. After him are Sándor Kocsis, Peter Higgs, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, Karolos Papoulias, and Tigran Petrosian. Among people deceased in 1995, Michael Ende ranks 7Before him are Yitzhak Rabin, Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Harold Wilson, and Emmanuel Levinas. After him are Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Adolf Butenandt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Michael Ende ranks 293 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian I of Denmark (1426), Einhard (770), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Gustav Stresemann (1878). After him are Athanasius Kircher (1602), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), and Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Michael Ende ranks 23Before him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Ernst Jünger (1895), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Heyse (1830), Karl May (1842), and Einhard (770). After him are Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Traudl Junge (1920), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Jean Paul (1763), and Ulrich von Hutten (1488).