Stefan Zweig

1881 - 1942

Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig (; German: [ˈʃtɛ.fan t͡svaɪ̯k] (listen); 28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most widely translated and most popular writers in the world.Zweig was raised in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He wrote historical studies of famous literary figures, such as Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky in Drei Meister (1920; Three Masters), and decisive historical events in Sternstunden der Menschheit (1928; published in English in 1940 as The Tide of Fortune: Twelve Historical Miniatures). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stefan Zweig has received more than 1,450,316 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 63rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Stefan Zweig ranks 62 out of 4,883Before him are Lord Byron, Matsuo Bashō, Friedrich Schiller, Sappho, Umberto Eco, and Gabriel García Márquez. After him are James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Marquis de Sade, Gustave Flaubert, Nikolai Gogol, and Lewis Carroll.

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Among people born in 1881, Stefan Zweig ranks 5Before him are Pablo Picasso, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Alexander Fleming, and Pope John XXIII. After him are Béla Bartók, Anna Pavlova, Enver Pasha, Alexander Kerensky, Lu Xun, Ludwig von Mises, and Kliment Voroshilov. Among people deceased in 1942, Stefan Zweig ranks 1After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, Robert Musil, Edith Stein, Bronisław Malinowski, José Raúl Capablanca, Jean Baptiste Perrin, William Henry Bragg, Anton Drexler, Robert Bosch, and William G. Morgan.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 12 out of 799Before him are Marie Antoinette (1755), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459). After him are Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Karl Popper (1902), Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), and Niki Lauda (1949).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 1After him are Robert Musil (1880), Peter Drucker (1909), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Georg Trakl (1887), Gustav Meyrink (1868), Peter Handke (1942), Walther von der Vogelweide (1170), and Hermann Broch (1886).