WRITER

Stefan Zweig

1881 - 1942

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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 1,567,063 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Stefan Zweig is the 59th most popular writer (up from 62nd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Austria (down from 12th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Stefan Zweig ranks 59 out of 5,794. Before him are Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, Jane Austen, Nikolai Gogol, and Gustave Flaubert. After him are Sappho, Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, Aeschylus, and Arthur Rimbaud.

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Contemporaries

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, Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Kliment Voroshilov, Alexander Kerensky, Enver Pasha, and Ludwig von Mises. Among people deceased in 1942, Stefan Zweig ranks 1After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Janusz Korczak, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Bronisław Malinowski, Edith Stein, Robert Musil, José Raúl Capablanca, William G. Morgan, Anton Drexler, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and Robert Bosch.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 13 out of 1,075. Before him are Maria Theresa (1717), Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741). After him are Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Alfred Adler (1870), and Johann Strauss II (1825).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 2Before him are Franz Kafka (1883). After him are Peter Handke (1942), Robert Musil (1880), Peter Drucker (1909), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), Georg Trakl (1887), and Gustav Meyrink (1868).