Rainer Maria Rilke

1875 - 1926

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə]), was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. He is "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets". He wrote both verse and highly lyrical prose. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rainer Maria Rilke has received more than 1,442,466 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 100th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Rainer Maria Rilke ranks 99 out of 4,883Before him are Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Ivan Turgenev, Anatole France, Cato the Elder, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Vladimir Nabokov, André Gide, John Steinbeck, George Sand, Theodor Herzl, and Erich Maria Remarque.

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Among people born in 1875, Rainer Maria Rilke ranks 4Before him are Thomas Mann, Carl Jung, and Albert Schweitzer. After him are Maurice Ravel, Ferdinand Porsche, Gerd von Rundstedt, Syngman Rhee, Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, and Albert I of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1926, Rainer Maria Rilke ranks 3Before him are Claude Monet and Antoni Gaudí. After him are Mehmed VI, Harry Houdini, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, Rudolph Valentino, and Mary Cassatt.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Rainer Maria Rilke ranks 7 out of 445Before him are Sigmund Freud (1856), Franz Kafka (1883), Gustav Mahler (1860), Gregor Mendel (1822), Oskar Schindler (1908), and Milan Kundera (1929). After him are Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), Karel Čapek (1890), and Joseph Schumpeter (1883).