Stefan Zweig

1881 - 1942

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Stefan Zweig (; German: [ˈʃtɛ.fan t͡svaɪ̯k] ; 28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian writer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most widely translated and popular writers in the world. Zweig was raised in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stefan Zweig has received more than 2,617,965 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Stefan Zweig is the 59th most popular writer (up from 65th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Austria (up from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Writer.

Stefan Zweig was a prolific Austrian writer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Beware of Pity" and his autobiography "The World of Yesterday."

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Marie Antoinette
Ungeduld des Herzens
Die Welt von Gestern
Maria Stuart
She was born to be Queen of Scotland, she was briefly the Queen of France and she had a claim to being Queen of England, which resulted in her having her head chopped off. They chopped off her head after she was found guilty of conspiring to have Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603) assassinated so that she could take power. Had she not been executed, she would eventually have become Queen of England when Elizabeth died. That was only one of the many controversies in which she was involved. Her first husband, who became the King of France, making her the Queen, died shortly thereafter and her second husband was found murdered, apparently strangled. Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587) was believed to have been complicit in that murder. This widely acclaimed biography by Stefan Zweig is regarded as the best of the many biographies of this famous woman. The great thing about the author, Stefan Zweig, is that his biographies are smooth and easy to read. By contrast, there is a weighty tome with exactly the same title but 880 pages long. Here in 386 easy to read pages you can learn everything about Mary Queen of Scots that you will probably ever want to know.
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Over the past year Stefan Zweig has had the most page views in the with 355,545 views, followed by English (318,745), and French (239,748). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mongolian (679.73%), Tajik (146.45%), and Greek (119.55%)


Among writers, Stefan Zweig ranks 59 out of 7,302Before him are Thomas Mann, Mark Twain, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, and Oscar Wilde. After him are Marcel Proust, Giacomo Casanova, Ayn Rand, Rabindranath Tagore, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Umberto Eco.

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Among people born in 1881, Stefan Zweig ranks 4Before him are Pablo Picasso, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Alexander Fleming. After him are Pope John XXIII, Béla Bartók, Asta Nielsen, Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Alexander Kerensky, Hans Kelsen, and Enver Pasha. Among people deceased in 1942, Stefan Zweig ranks 1After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, Robert Musil, Edith Stein, José Raúl Capablanca, Bronisław Malinowski, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Lucy Maud Montgomery, William G. Morgan, and Richard Willstätter.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 12 out of 1,424Before him are Franz Schubert (1797), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791). After him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Karl Popper (1902), and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 1After him are Robert Musil (1880), Paula Hitler (1896), Peter Handke (1942), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Maria Leopoldina of Austria (1797), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Georg Trakl (1887), and Hermann Broch (1886).