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 480,475 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Paul Celan is the 350th most popular writer (down from 327th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Romania (up from 35th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Romanian Writer.

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

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Among writers, Paul Celan ranks 350 out of 5,794Before him are Napoleon Hill, Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, and Sholem Aleichem. After him are Archilochus, Paul Heyse, W. B. Yeats, Dan Brown, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Jean Genet.

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Among people born in 1920, Paul Celan ranks 12Before him are Ray Bradbury, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, and Farouk of Egypt. After him are Charlie Parker, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, and Traudl Junge. Among people deceased in 1970, Paul Celan ranks 19Before him are Alexander Kerensky, Mark Rothko, François Mauriac, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Napoleon Hill, and Édouard Daladier. After him are C. V. Raman, Rudolf Carnap, Semyon Timoshenko, Otto Heinrich Warburg, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Nelly Sachs.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Paul Celan ranks 20 out of 572Before him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), and Carol II of Romania (1893). After him are Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), György Ligeti (1923), Ion Iliescu (1930), Herta Müller (1953), Theodoric I (393), and Iannis Xenakis (1922).

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), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).