Robert Musil

1880 - 1942

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Robert Musil (German: [ˈʁoːbɛʁt ˈmuːzɪl]; 6 November 1880 – 15 April 1942) was an Austrian philosophical writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Musil has received more than 570,264 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Robert Musil is the 242nd most popular writer (up from 285th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 79th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Writer.

Robert Musil is most famous for his novel "The Man Without Qualities."

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Notable Works

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless
(Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless [engl.])
Nachlass zu Lebzeiten
Drei Frauen


Among writers, Robert Musil ranks 242 out of 7,302Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frédéric Mistral, Isabel Allende, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Fuzûlî. After him are John Milton, Saadi Shirazi, Halldór Laxness, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Paula Hitler, and Germaine de Staël.

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Among people born in 1880, Robert Musil ranks 8Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Alfred Wegener, Douglas MacArthur, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Fedor von Bock, and Oswald Spengler. After him are Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, George Marshall, Franz Marc, André Derain, Ludwig Beck, and Manuel Azaña. Among people deceased in 1942, Robert Musil ranks 4Before him are Stefan Zweig, Reinhard Heydrich, and Janusz Korczak. After him are Edith Stein, José Raúl Capablanca, Bronisław Malinowski, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Lucy Maud Montgomery, William G. Morgan, and Richard Willstätter.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Robert Musil ranks 62 out of 1,424Before him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Anton Webern (1883), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Fritz Lang (1890), Martin Buber (1878), and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527). After him are Paula Hitler (1896), Peter Handke (1942), Pope Gregory V (972), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), Josef Bican (1913), and Kurt Waldheim (1918).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Robert Musil ranks 2Before him are Stefan Zweig (1881). After him are Paula Hitler (1896), Peter Handke (1942), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Georg Trakl (1887), and Hermann Broch (1886).