Sven Hassel

1917 - 2012

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Sven Hassel was the pen name of the Danish-born Børge Willy Redsted Pedersen (19 April 1917 – 21 September 2012) who wrote novels set during World War II. In Denmark he used the pen name Sven Hazel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Hassel has received more than 328,720 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sven Hassel is the 653rd most popular writer (down from 569th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 161st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Danish Writer.

Sven Hassel was a Danish soldier who fought in the German army during World War II. He is most famous for his series of books about his experiences, which are often cited as an example of the genre of "war literature."

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Among writers, Sven Hassel ranks 653 out of 5,794Before him are Aratus, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, and Hermann Broch. After him are Giambattista Basile, Dashiell Hammett, Ben Jonson, Bernart de Ventadorn, Dimitrie Cantemir, and Diana Wynne Jones.

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Among people born in 1917, Sven Hassel ranks 24Before him are Ferdinand Marcos, Anthony Burgess, Christian de Duve, Robert Mitchum, Otto Günsche, and John Lee Hooker. After him are Nur Muhammad Taraki, Edward Norton Lorenz, Rochus Misch, Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Melville, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Among people deceased in 2012, Sven Hassel ranks 25Before him are John Demjanjuk, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Larry Hagman, and Ravi Shankar. After him are Jean Giraud, Stephen Covey, Tony Scott, Matilde Camus, Carlos Fuentes, and Hebe Camargo.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Sven Hassel ranks 66 out of 783Before him are Fredrik Bajer (1837), Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889), Victor Borge (1909), Anna Karina (1940), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), and Prince Vincent of Denmark (2). After him are Johannes Fibiger (1867), Inge Lehmann (1888), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Asta Nielsen (1881), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Sven Hassel ranks 7Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), and Johannes V. Jensen (1873). After him are Georg Brandes (1842), Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), and Aksel Sandemose (1899).