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Peter Weiss

1916 - 1982

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Peter Ulrich Weiss (8 November 1916 – 10 May 1982) was a German writer, painter, graphic artist, and experimental filmmaker of adopted Swedish nationality. He is particularly known for his plays Marat/Sade and The Investigation and his novel The Aesthetics of Resistance. Peter Weiss earned his reputation in the post-war German literary world as the proponent of an avant-garde, meticulously descriptive writing, as an exponent of autobiographical prose, and also as a politically engaged dramatist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Weiss has received more than 191,742 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Weiss is the 790th most popular writer (up from 816th in 2019), the 766th most popular biography from Germany (down from 730th in 2019) and the 45th most popular German Writer.

Peter Weiss was a German-born playwright and painter who was most famous for his play, "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade."

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Among writers, Peter Weiss ranks 790 out of 5,755Before him are Mikael Agricola, John Jacob Astor IV, Bettina von Arnim, Artemidorus, John Fante, and Wilhelm Hauff. After him are Arrigo Boito, Alejo Carpentier, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Fyodor Tyutchev, Ibn Hawqal, and Wole Soyinka.

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Among people born in 1916, Peter Weiss ranks 28Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Robert McNamara, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Dương Văn Minh, Natalia Ginzburg, and Marcel Cerdan. After him are Jean Dausset, Christian B. Anfinsen, Virginia Satir, Bernard Lewis, C. Wright Mills, and Abdul Rahman Arif. Among people deceased in 1982, Peter Weiss ranks 42Before him are Stanford Moore, Władysław Gomułka, Thelonious Monk, Jiro Horikoshi, Walther Wenck, and Lee Strasberg. After him are E. H. Carr, William Giauque, Varlam Shalamov, Gershom Scholem, Walter Hallstein, and Anna German.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Weiss ranks 766 out of 6,142Before him are Paul Breitner (1951), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), and Wilhelm Hauff (1802). After him are Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), Hugo Sperrle (1885), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Herta Oberheuser (1911), and Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Peter Weiss ranks 45Before him are Bert Hellinger (1925), Hugo Ball (1886), Klaus Mann (1906), Karl Harrer (1890), Bettina von Arnim (1785), and Wilhelm Hauff (1802). After him are Hans Fallada (1893), Frank Wedekind (1864), Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724), Theodor Fontane (1819), Clemens Brentano (1778), and Anna Seghers (1900).