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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 112,064 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Rudolf Erich Raspe is the 1,264th most popular writer (down from 1,010th in 2019), the 1,291st most popular biography from Germany (down from 935th in 2019) and the 78th 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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Among writers, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 1,264 out of 5,755Before him are B. K. S. Iyengar, Blaise Cendrars, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Antoine de Montchrestien, Hugo Gernsback, and Odo of Cluny. After him are Lu Yu, Aleksandr Kuprin, P. G. Wodehouse, Mahadevi Varma, Charles Péguy, and Rasul Gamzatov.

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Among people born in 1736, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 10Before him are Jean Sylvain Bailly, Rama I, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, James Macpherson, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé. After him are Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, Edward Waring, Anton Graff, and Patrick Henry. Among people deceased in 1794, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 23Before him are Nicolas Chamfort, Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Georg Forster, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, and Jacques Roux. After him are Sheikh Mansur, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, James Lind, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Gottfried August Bürger, and Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 1,291 out of 6,142Before him are Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942), Christian Wulff (1959), Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744), Karl von Habsburg (1961), Hans Burgkmair (1473), and Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1684). After him are Robert Koldewey (1855), Heinz Lammerding (1905), Walter Rauff (1906), Erwin Neher (1944), Franz Walter Stahlecker (1900), and Bernhard Rust (1883).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Rudolf Erich Raspe ranks 78Before him are Hrotsvitha (935), Charles De Coster (1827), Theodor Storm (1817), Gottfried Benn (1886), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), and Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426). After him are W. G. Sebald (1944), August von Kotzebue (1761), Georg Kaiser (1878), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), and Kurt Tucholsky (1890).