Miep Gies

1909 - 2010

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Hermine "Miep" Gies (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmip ˈxis]; née Santrouschitz; 15 February 1909 – 11 January 2010) was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family (Otto Frank, Margot Frank, Edith Frank-Holländer) and four other Dutch Jews (Fritz Pfeffer, Hermann van Pels, Auguste van Pels, Peter van Pels) from the Nazis in an annex above Otto Frank's business premises during World War II. She was Austrian by birth, but in 1920, at the age of eleven, she was taken in as a foster child by a Dutch family to whom she became very attached. Although she was initially only to stay for six months, this stay was extended to one year because of frail health, after which Gies chose to remain with them, living the rest of her life in the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miep Gies has received more than 1,925,119 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Miep Gies is the 861st most popular writer (down from 649th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Austria (down from 147th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Austrian Writer.

Miep Gies was a Dutch woman who helped hide Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis.

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Among writers, Miep Gies ranks 861 out of 5,794Before her are Nikolay Karamzin, Ibn Hawqal, Etty Hillesum, Ivana Trump, Maj Sjöwall, and Ethel Voynich. After her are Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Theodore Beza, Theodor Fontane, Julius Fučík, Pietro Bembo, and Waris Dirie.

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Among people born in 1909, Miep Gies ranks 29Before her are Carmen Miranda, John Fante, Fred Perry, Marinus van der Lubbe, Magda Schneider, and Souphanouvong. After her are Jessica Tandy, Aleksandar Ranković, Leo Fender, Hélder Câmara, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Oldřich Nejedlý. Among people deceased in 2010, Miep Gies ranks 26Before her are Maurice Allais, Louise Bourgeois, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jean Simmons, Gennady Yanayev, and Dino De Laurentiis. After her are Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Henryk Górecki, Néstor Kirchner, John Forsythe, Francesco Cossiga, and Harry Mulisch.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Miep Gies ranks 198 out of 1,075Before her are Leopold I, Duke of Austria (1290), Ferdinand II of Portugal (1816), Ludwig Minkus (1826), Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1853), Ingeborg Bachmann (1926), and Eduard Strauss (1835). After her are Bertha Pappenheim (1859), Karl Böhm (1894), Walter Nowotny (1920), Elizabeth of Austria (1437), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736), and Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Miep Gies ranks 19Before her are Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), Edward Bernays (1891), Hermann Broch (1886), Klaus Ebner (1964), Franz Grillparzer (1791), and Ingeborg Bachmann (1926). After her are August Kubizek (1888), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Otto of Freising (1114), Christine Nöstlinger (1936), Božena Němcová (1820), and Karl-Maria Kertbeny (1824).