Nelly Sachs

1891 - 1970

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Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a German-Swedish poet and playwright. Her experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant spokesperson for the grief and yearnings of her fellow Jews. Her best-known play is Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels (1950); other works include the poems "Zeichen im Sand" (1962), "Verzauberung" (1970), and the collections of poetry In den Wohnungen des Todes (1947), Flucht und Verwandlung (1959), Fahrt ins Staublose (1961), and Suche nach Lebenden (1971). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelly Sachs has received more than 867,739 page views. Her biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Nelly Sachs is the 405th most popular writer (down from 249th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Germany (down from 195th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Writer.

Nelly Sachs was a German-Jewish poet who wrote in Swedish. She is most famous for her poem "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" (I have become lost to the world).

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Among writers, Nelly Sachs ranks 405 out of 5,794Before her are Ludovico Ariosto, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Cornelius Nepos, Françoise Sagan, Karl Barth, and Friedrich Schlegel. After her are Sándor Márai, Ivan Krylov, Pierre Beaumarchais, Attar of Nishapur, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Among people born in 1891, Nelly Sachs ranks 15Before her are James Chadwick, Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, Otto Dix, B. R. Ambedkar, and Rudolf Carnap. After her are Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, Rafael Trujillo, Walther Bothe, and Alexander Rodchenko. Among people deceased in 1970, Nelly Sachs ranks 25Before her are Paul Celan, C. V. Raman, Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After her are Bruce McLaren, Eric Berne, Vladimir Propp, Jochen Rindt, Frances Farmer, and Heinrich Brüning.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nelly Sachs ranks 346 out of 5,289Before her are Wilm Hosenfeld (1895), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), and Friedrich Schlegel (1772). After her are Richard Dedekind (1831), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Henry the Lion (1129), Maria Alexandrovna (1824), Traudl Junge (1920), and August Kekulé (1829).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Nelly Sachs ranks 25Before her are Wilhelm Grimm (1786), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Paul Heyse (1830), Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), and Friedrich Schlegel (1772). After her are Traudl Junge (1920), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Erich Kästner (1899), Jean Paul (1763), and Patrick Süskind (1949).