Rolf Hochhuth

1931 - 2020

Photo of Rolf Hochhuth

Icon of person Rolf Hochhuth

Rolf Hochhuth (German: [ʁɔlf ˈhoːxˌhuːt] (listen); 1 April 1931 – 13 May 2020) was a German author and playwright, best known for his 1963 drama The Deputy, which insinuates Pope Pius XII's indifference to Hitler's extermination of the Jews, and he remained a controversial figure both for his plays and other public comments and for his 2005 defense of British Holocaust denier David Irving. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rolf Hochhuth has received more than 87,099 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Rolf Hochhuth is the 1,856th most popular writer (up from 2,771st in 2019), the 1,900th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,354th in 2019) and the 123rd most popular German Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 87k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.00

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Rolf Hochhuths by language


Among writers, Rolf Hochhuth ranks 1,856 out of 5,794Before him are Tavo Burat, Avraham Stern, Niccolò de' Niccoli, Rómulo Gallegos, Herodas, and Henrik Wergeland. After him are Michel Leiris, Thomas Wyatt, John of Ruusbroec, John of Ephesus, Menander Protector, and Catherine of Bologna.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1931, Rolf Hochhuth ranks 119Before him are Josep Lluís Núñez, Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis, James Tolkan, Thorvald Stoltenberg, and Ken Takakura. After him are Zeki Müren, Marianne Koch, Juan Goytisolo, Magali Noël, Peter Collins, and Vizma Belševica. Among people deceased in 2020, Rolf Hochhuth ranks 176Before him are Julian Bream, Pierino Prati, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Stanisław Kania, John Hume, and Olga Tass. After him are Mario Corso, Conchata Ferrell, Hans-Jochen Vogel, Alfred Worden, John Lewis, and Claude Brasseur.

Others Born in 1931

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2020

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rolf Hochhuth ranks 1,900 out of 5,289Before him are Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol (1344), Andreas Werckmeister (1645), George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779), Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau (1833), Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1724), and Johann Christoph Denner (1655). After him are Philipp Veit (1793), Ulric Neisser (1928), Hans von Ohain (1911), Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1783), Hinrich Lohse (1896), and Bertha of Sulzbach (1110).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rolf Hochhuth ranks 123Before him are Wilhelm Raabe (1831), Margarete Buber-Neumann (1901), Handrij Zejler (1804), Gustav Landauer (1870), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), and Theodor Nöldeke (1836). After him are Heinz G. Konsalik (1921), Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1579), Friedrich Rückert (1788), Ludwig Börne (1786), Joachim Neander (1650), and Wieland Wagner (1917).