Stefan Heym

1913 - 2001

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Helmut Flieg or Hellmuth Fliegel (10 April 1913 – 16 December 2001) was a German writer, known by his pseudonym Stefan Heym (pronounced [ˈʃtɛfan ˈhaɪm] (listen)). He lived in the United States and trained at Camp Ritchie, making him one of the Ritchie Boys of World War II. In 1952, he returned to him home to the part of his native Germany which was, from 1949 to 1990, the German Democratic Republic (GDR, "East Germany"). He published works in English and German at home and abroad, and despite longstanding criticism of the GDR remained a committed socialist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stefan Heym has received more than 89,764 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Stefan Heym is the 2,126th most popular writer (up from 2,183rd in 2019), the 2,155th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,958th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Stefan Heym ranks 2,126 out of 5,794Before him are Herbert Read, Janus Pannonius, Orderic Vitalis, Bâkî, Prince Henri of Orléans, and Dexippus. After him are Robert Jordan, Ida Tarbell, David Morrell, Paul Hazard, Herman Bang, and Irvine Welsh.

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Among people born in 1913, Stefan Heym ranks 110Before him are Alexander Marinesko, Hélio Gracie, Reinhard Hardegen, Malietoa Tanumafili II, Georgy Flyorov, and Véra Clouzot. After him are Waldemar de Brito, Masatoshi Nakayama, Tadao Horie, Alfonso López Michelsen, Alfred Bester, and Donald Maclean. Among people deceased in 2001, Stefan Heym ranks 74Before him are Juan Bosch, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Bill Hewlett, Giuseppe Sinopoli, John Phillips, and Nikos Sampson. After him are Francisco Varela, Alexey Maresyev, Jean-Pierre Aumont, David Lewis, Birendra of Nepal, and Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Stefan Heym ranks 2,155 out of 5,289Before him are Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1873), Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1522), Felix Bernstein (1878), Ulrich Mühe (1953), Gustav Nachtigal (1834), and Viktor Meyer (1848). After him are Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1878), Helene Mayer (1910), Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720), Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1819), Christian Lorenz (1966), and Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Stefan Heym ranks 143Before him are Marianne Weber (1870), Ernst von Salomon (1902), Yehuda Amichai (1924), Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633), C. W. Ceram (1915), and Karlheinz Deschner (1924). After him are Cornelia Funke (1958), Wolfgang Iser (1926), Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths (1759), Judith Kerr (1923), Martin Walser (1927), and Heinrich Hoffmann (1809).