Rudolf Erich Raspe

1736 - 1794

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Rudolf Erich Raspe (March 1736 – 16 November 1794) was a German librarian, writer, and scientist, called by his biographer John Patrick Carswell a "rogue". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Erich Raspe has received more than 134,417 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Rudolf Erich Raspe is the 1,356th most popular writer (down from 1,255th in 2019), the 1,396th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,291st in 2019) and the 87th most popular German Writer.

Rudolf Erich Raspe is most famous for his book Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.

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Notable Works

The travels and surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Chui niu da wang li xian ji
Baron Munchaunsen (Dedalus European Classics)
An Account of Some German Volcanoes, and Their Productions.: And Their ..
The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Dedalus European Fiction Classics)

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Over the past year Rudolf Erich Raspe has had the most page views in the with 24,710 views, followed by English (16,573), and German (4,296). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (94.16%), Basque (83.33%), and Swedish (65.20%)


Among writers, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 1,356 out of 7,302Before him are Quintus Fabius Pictor, Mukhtar Auezov, Nikolaus Lenau, Xavier de Maistre, Jean M. Auel, and Robert de Montesquiou. After him are Daniel Pennac, James Murray, Wace, Thornton Wilder, Joseph Bédier, and Symeon the Metaphrast.

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Among people born in 1736, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 9Before him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Rama I, Jean Sylvain Bailly, James Macpherson, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger. After him are Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Edward Waring, Johannes Nikolaus Tetens, and Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch. Among people deceased in 1794, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 24Before him are Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Nicolas Chamfort, Jacques Roux, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, and Jean-Baptiste Carrier. After him are Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Gottfried August Bürger, Sheikh Mansur, James Lind, Lucile Desmoulins, and Caspar Friedrich Wolff.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 1,396 out of 7,253Before him are Anne Wiazemsky (1947), Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1697), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), Claudia Schiffer (1970), Max Schreck (1879), and Christian I, Elector of Saxony (1560). After him are André Previn (1929), Lothar de Maizière (1940), Walter Kasper (1933), Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709), Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741), and Hermann Goldschmidt (1802).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 87Before him are Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Widukind of Corvey (925), Lina Heydrich (1911), and Kurt Tucholsky (1890). After him are Joachim Fest (1926), Hartmann Schedel (1440), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), and Siegfried Lenz (1926).