Richard Wurmbrand

1909 - 2001

Richard Wurmbrand

Richard Wurmbrand, also known as Nicolai Ionescu (March 24, 1909 – February 17, 2001) was a Romanian evangelical Christian minister of Jewish descent. In 1948, having become a Christian 10 years before, he publicly said Communism and Christianity were incompatible. As a result, he experienced imprisonment and torture by the then Communist regime of Romania, for his beliefs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Wurmbrand has received more than 297,866 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,855th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Richard Wurmbrand ranks 2,851 out of 4,883Before him are Fritz Mauthner, Kafū Nagai, Valery Larbaud, Olaudah Equiano, Joanna Chmielewska, and Angelos Sikelianos. After him are Peter Bichsel, Joseph Görres, Johann Heinrich Voss, Cesar Millan, William Hope Hodgson, and Laura Esquivel.

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Among people born in 1909, Richard Wurmbrand ranks 134Before him are Dean Rusk, Anthony Mamo, Reuven Shiloah, Max Aub, Ivan Bek, and Géza Toldi. After him are Guillermo Gorostiza, Wang Zhen, Dana Andrews, David Murray, Riccardo Freda, and Margaret Sullavan. Among people deceased in 2001, Richard Wurmbrand ranks 110Before him are William Masters, Alexei Tupolev, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Helge Ingstad, Mirza Delibašić, and Beatrice Straight. After him are Adhemar da Silva, Mohamed Atta, Ninette de Valois, Aldo Olivieri, William P. Rogers, and Jelle Zijlstra.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Richard Wurmbrand ranks 178 out of 421Before him are Ferenc Kazinczy (1759), Dudu Georgescu (1950), Dimitrie Brătianu (1818), Barbu Știrbey (1872), Sebastian Stan (1982), and Angela Gheorghiu (1965). After him are Adrian Năstase (1950), Angelica Rozeanu (1921), Júlia Várady (1941), Simon Hollósy (1857), Abraham Wald (1902), and Kálmán Tisza (1830).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Richard Wurmbrand ranks 21Before him are János Arany (1817), Vasile Alecsandri (1821), Tudor Arghezi (1880), Mihail Sadoveanu (1880), Liviu Rebreanu (1885), and Ferenc Kazinczy (1759). After him are Ana Blandiana (1942), Nichita Stănescu (1933), Benjamin Fondane (1898), Isidore Isou (1925), George Coșbuc (1866), and Mircea Cărtărescu (1956).