Paul Celan

1920 - 1970

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Paul Celan (; German: [ˈtseːlaːn]; 23 November 1920 – c. 20 April 1970) was a Romanian-born German-language poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel to a Jewish family in Cernăuți (German: Czernowitz), in the then Kingdom of Romania (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine), and adopted the pseudonym "Paul Celan". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Celan has received more than 526,998 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Paul Celan is the 314th most popular writer (up from 350th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Romania (up from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Writer.

Paul Celan is most famous for his poem "Death Fugue."

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Among writers, Paul Celan ranks 314 out of 5,755Before him are J. M. Coetzee, Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Prosper Mérimée, Mario Puzo, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Callimachus, Gregory of Tours, Karl May, François Mauriac, Jack Kerouac, and Ezra Pound.

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Among people born in 1920, Paul Celan ranks 13Before him are Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Mario Puzo. After him are Charlie Parker, Éric Rohmer, Melina Mercouri, Gianni Rodari, Zecharia Sitchin, and Amália Rodrigues. Among people deceased in 1970, Paul Celan ranks 18Before him are Max Born, Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, Alexander Kerensky, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Mark Rothko. After him are François Mauriac, Semyon Timoshenko, Napoleon Hill, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, and Rudolf Carnap.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Paul Celan ranks 19 out of 665Before him are Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Mircea Eliade (1907), Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), and Béla Kun (1886). After him are Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Herta Müller (1953), Ion Iliescu (1930), Mircea Lucescu (1945), and György Ligeti (1923).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Paul Celan ranks 3Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909) and Tristan Tzara (1896). After him are Herta Müller (1953), Elie Wiesel (1928), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Ion Creangă (1837), and Károly Kerényi (1897).