Otfried Preußler

1923 - 2013

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Otfried Preußler (sometimes spelled as Otfried Preussler; both pronounced [ˈɔt.fʁiːt ˈpʁɔɪ̯s.lɐ] (listen); 20 October 1923 – 18 February 2013) was a German children's books author. More than 50 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide and they have been translated into 55 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otfried Preußler has received more than 84,618 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Otfried Preußler is the 1,723rd most popular writer (down from 1,551st in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 59th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Czech Writer.

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  • 66.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Otfried Preußler ranks 1,723 out of 5,794Before him are Eino Leino, Fredric Jameson, Juan Donoso Cortés, Gaius Julius Solinus, Ted Hughes, and John Grinder. After him are Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis, Shen Yue, Dora d'Istria, Rainis, David Lodge, and Djuna Barnes.

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Among people born in 1923, Otfried Preußler ranks 102Before him are Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Gripe, Uri Avnery, Philly Joe Jones, Yves Bonnefoy, and Bettie Page. After him are Bert Kaempfert, Walerian Borowczyk, Irvin Kershner, Robert Maxwell, Tito Puente, and Charles Durning. Among people deceased in 2013, Otfried Preußler ranks 97Before him are Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Tuncel Kurtiz, Bigas Luna, Wojciech Kilar, Frederik Pohl, and Bebo Valdés. After him are Ray Harryhausen, Ottmar Walter, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Sergei Belov, Otto Sander, and Joe Weider.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Otfried Preußler ranks 206 out of 839Before him are Wojciech Żywny (1756), Jan Saudek (1935), Ivan Klíma (1931), Jerzy Buzek (1940), Elizabeth of Görlitz (1390), and Jindřich Matyáš Thurn (1567). After him are Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia (970), Tomáš Baťa (1876), David Popper (1843), Rudolf Serkin (1903), Christoph Schönborn (1945), and Franz Xaver Richter (1709).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Otfried Preußler ranks 23Before him are Cosmas of Prague (1045), Egon Kisch (1885), Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830), Josef Čapek (1887), Martin of Opava (1300), and Ivan Klíma (1931). After him are Petr Ginz (1928), Guido Adler (1855), Karel Hynek Mácha (1810), Józef Czapski (1896), Princess Michael of Kent (1945), and Josef Lada (1887).