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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 460,461 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Robert Musil is the 286th most popular writer (down from 228th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Austria (down from 64th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Writer.

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

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Among writers, Robert Musil ranks 286 out of 5,755Before him are Shota Rustaveli, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Eugenio Montale, Primo Levi, Amos Oz, and Tomas Tranströmer. After him are Archilochus, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Ernst Jünger, Simonides of Ceos, and Alice Munro.

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Among people born in 1880, Robert Musil ranks 9Before him are Douglas MacArthur, Guillaume Apollinaire, Fedor von Bock, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Oswald Spengler, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. After him are George Marshall, Ludwig Beck, Franz Marc, André Derain, Paul Hausser, and Manuel Azaña. Among people deceased in 1942, Robert Musil ranks 9Before him are Janusz Korczak, Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anton Drexler, and José Raúl Capablanca. After him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, Robert Bosch, William G. Morgan, Walther von Reichenau, and Fritz Todt.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Robert Musil ranks 79 out of 1,237Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861), Anna Freud (1895), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Alban Berg (1885), Christoph Waltz (1956), and Heinrich Harrer (1912). After him are Otto Wagner (1841), Kurt Waldheim (1918), Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), Archduchess Sophie of Austria (1855), Geli Raubal (1908), and Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France (1554).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Robert Musil ranks 5Before him are Franz Kafka (1883), Stefan Zweig (1881), Peter Handke (1942), and Peter Drucker (1909). After him are Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887).