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Milan Kundera

1929 - Today

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Milan Kundera (UK: , Czech: [ˈmɪlan ˈkundɛra] (listen); born 1 April 1929) is a Czech writer who went into exile in France in 1975, becoming a naturalised French citizen in 1981. Kundera's Czechoslovak citizenship was revoked in 1979, then conferred again in 2019. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores".Kundera's best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milan Kundera has received more than 1,839,260 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 76 in 2019). Milan Kundera is the 85th most popular writer (down from 82nd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Czech Writer.

Milan Kundera is a Czech author. He is most famous for his novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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Among writers, Milan Kundera ranks 85 out of 5,755Before him are Toni Morrison, Paulo Coelho, Nikolai Gogol, Stephen King, Jonathan Swift, and Miyamoto Musashi. After him are Heinrich Heine, Selma Lagerlöf, Virginia Woolf, Maxim Gorky, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Lewis Carroll.

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Among people born in 1929, Milan Kundera ranks 7Before him are Grace Kelly, Anne Frank, Yasser Arafat, Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bud Spencer. After him are Lev Yashin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, Imre Kertész, and Jacques Brel.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Milan Kundera ranks 10 out of 973Before him are Gustav Mahler (1860), Antonín Dvořák (1841), John Amos Comenius (1592), Oskar Schindler (1908), Bedřich Smetana (1824), and Edmund Husserl (1859). After him are Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1316), Ferdinand Porsche (1875), Miloš Forman (1932), and Alphonse Mucha (1860).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Milan Kundera ranks 1After him are Rainer Maria Rilke (1875), Václav Havel (1936), Karel Čapek (1890), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Milena Jesenská (1896), Franz Werfel (1890), Karl Kraus (1874), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Julius Fučík (1903).