Sebastian Haffner

1907 - 1999

Sebastian Haffner

Raimund Pretzel (27 December 1907 – 2 January 1999), better known by his pseudonym Sebastian Haffner, was a German journalist and author. He wrote mainly about recent German history. His focus was specifically on the history of the German Reich (1871–1945); his books dealt with the origins and course of the First World War, the failure of the Weimar Republic, and the subsequent rise and fall of Nazi Germany under Hitler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastian Haffner has received more than 121,305 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,672nd most popular writer.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.33

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Among writers, Sebastian Haffner ranks 1,670 out of 4,883Before him are Richard Brautigan, Arnaldur Indriðason, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Else Lasker-Schüler, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, and Mór Jókai. After him are Théodore de Banville, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Javier Marías, Dorothy L. Sayers, Horacio Quiroga, and Anna Leonowens.

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Among people born in 1907, Sebastian Haffner ranks 89Before him are Helmuth James von Moltke, John Mauchly, Johann Trollmann, Mehdi Bazargan, Pedro Arrupe, and Mahadevi Varma. After him are Trường Chinh, Sisavang Vatthana, Maurice Couve de Murville, Antonín Puč, Sabahattin Ali, and Arseny Tarkovsky. Among people deceased in 1999, Sebastian Haffner ranks 62Before him are João Figueiredo, John F. Kennedy Jr., Edward Dmytryk, Ilmari Juutilainen, Alfredo Kraus, and Gyula Zsengellér. After him are Maurice Couve de Murville, Paul Bowles, David Ogilvy, DeForest Kelley, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, and Leon Štukelj.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Sebastian Haffner ranks 1,550 out of 3,763Before him are Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (1204), Heinrich Marschner (1795), Else Lasker-Schüler (1869), Heinrich Geißler (1814), Hans Blumenberg (1920), and Thomas Kretschmann (1962). After him are Michael Maestlin (1550), Simon Mayr (1763), Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699), Eduard Rüppell (1794), Edmund Landau (1877), and Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg (1318).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Sebastian Haffner ranks 105Before him are Uri Avnery (1923), Wolfgang Borchert (1921), Adolph Freiherr Knigge (1752), Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797), Paul Gerhardt (1607), and Else Lasker-Schüler (1869). After him are Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm (1723), Berthold Auerbach (1812), Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder (1773), Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1579), Heinz G. Konsalik (1921), and Ludwig Uhland (1787).