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Christian Friedrich Henrici (January 14, 1700 – May 10, 1764), writing under the pen name Picander, was a German poet and librettist for many of the cantatas which Johann Sebastian Bach composed in Leipzig. Henrici was born in Stolpen. He studied law at Wittenberg and Leipzig. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Picander has received more than 70,971 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Picander is the 3,708th most popular writer (down from 2,782nd in 2019), the 3,548th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,726th in 2019) and the 216th most popular German Writer.

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  • 16

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  • 5.00

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  • 1.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Picander ranks 3,708 out of 5,755Before him are Maurice Sachs, Laurens van der Post, Jorge Isaacs, Dennis Lehane, Frederic W. H. Myers, and Krishan Chander. After him are Marco Girolamo Vida, Luigi Serafini, Andrejs Pumpurs, Kader Abdolah, Nagarjun, and Paul Goma.

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Among people born in 1700, Picander ranks 30Before him are Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Semyon Chelyuskin, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, Sabah I bin Jaber, Stanisław Konarski, and Nathaniel Bliss. After him are Khariton Laptev, Abdul Aziz Hotak, James Thomson, and Anthony de la Roché. Among people deceased in 1764, Picander ranks 16Before him are Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Semyon Chelyuskin, and Nathaniel Bliss. After him is Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Picander ranks 3,548 out of 6,142Before him are Curt Haase (1881), Theo Adam (1926), Friedrich Paulsen (1846), Hannelore Elsner (1942), Liane Augustin (1927), and Jutta Kleinschmidt (1962). After him are Princess Augusta of Württemberg (1826), Alwin Berger (1871), Hugo von Mohl (1805), Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten (1817), Friedrich Gernsheim (1839), and Werner Klemperer (1920).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Picander ranks 216Before him are Johann Heinrich Voss (1751), Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807), Ruth Westheimer (1928), Justus Jonas (1493), Otto Ludwig (1813), and Günter Eich (1907). After him are Ken Adam (1921), Botho Strauß (1944), Edgar Hilsenrath (1926), James Krüss (1926), Karoline von Günderrode (1780), and Oskar Maria Graf (1894).