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 2,115,083 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Stefan Zweig is the 65th most popular writer (down from 59th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Austria (down from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 65 out of 5,755Before him are Umberto Eco, Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Mann, Rabindranath Tagore, Jack London, and Henrik Ibsen. After him are Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, James Joyce, Romain Rolland, Giacomo Casanova, and Isaac Asimov.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 15 out of 1,237Before him are Franz Liszt (1811), Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), and Karl Popper (1902). After him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Alfred Adler (1870), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Charles I of Austria (1887), and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741).

Among WRITERS In Austria

Among writers born in Austria, Stefan Zweig ranks 2Before him are Franz Kafka (1883). After him are Peter Handke (1942), Peter Drucker (1909), Robert Musil (1880), Arthur Schnitzler (1862), Elfriede Jelinek (1946), Sándor Márai (1900), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Paula Hitler (1896), Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), and Georg Trakl (1887).