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1820 - 1887

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Eduard Douwes Dekker (2 March 1820 – 19 February 1887), better known by his pen name Multatuli (from Latin multa tulī, "I have suffered much"), was a Dutch writer best known for his satirical novel Max Havelaar (1860), which denounced the abuses of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Multatuli has received more than 289,856 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Multatuli is the 761st most popular writer (down from 713th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Writer.

Multatuli is most famous for his novel Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company.

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  • 63.01

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.21

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  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Multatuli ranks 761 out of 5,755Before him are Sinclair Lewis, Agathias, Edmond de Goncourt, Douglas Adams, Miep Gies, and Dalton Trumbo. After him are Jens Peter Jacobsen, Sayat-Nova, Lawrence Durrell, Colleen McCullough, Yanka Kupala, and Diana Wynne Jones.

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Among people born in 1820, Multatuli ranks 11Before him are Nadar, Anne Brontë, Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, Jenny Lind, and Alexandru Ioan Cuza. After him are Heungseon Daewongun, Henri Vieuxtemps, Susan B. Anthony, Božena Němcová, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Princess Alexandrine of Baden. Among people deceased in 1887, Multatuli ranks 8Before him are Alexander Borodin, Gustav Fechner, Jenny Lind, Eugène Edine Pottier, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Ivan Kramskoi. After him are Johann Jakob Bachofen, Alfred Krupp, Juan, Count of Montizón, Jules Laforgue, Doc Holliday, and Friedrich von Amerling.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Multatuli ranks 101 out of 1,427Before him are Jacobus Arminius (1560), Herman Boerhaave (1668), Gerard ter Borch (1617), Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692), Leo Beenhakker (1942), and Rob Rensenbrink (1947). After him are Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (1967), Louise of the Netherlands (1828), Gerrit Dou (1613), Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Jan Swammerdam (1637), and Marinus van der Lubbe (1909).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Multatuli ranks 2Before him are Thomas Bernhard (1931). After him are Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Robert van Gulik (1910), Etty Hillesum (1914), Harry Mulisch (1927), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Dick Bruna (1927), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911).