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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) known for his novels about German soldiers fighting in 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 402,768 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Sven Hassel is the 663rd most popular writer (down from 653rd in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 66th 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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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.92

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  • 1.63

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Among writers, Sven Hassel ranks 663 out of 5,755Before him are Oliver Sacks, Georges Perec, Dimitrie Cantemir, Maya Angelou, Ismail Gaspirali, and Alfred de Vigny. After him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walter Raleigh, Raymond Queneau, Kumārajīva, Patricia Highsmith, and Giosuè Carducci.

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Among people born in 1917, Sven Hassel ranks 29Before him are Rochus Misch, Óscar Romero, Jean-Pierre Melville, Bourvil, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and James Rainwater. After him are George Gaynes, Ferdinand Marcos, Dizzy Gillespie, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Danielle Darrieux, and John Lee Hooker. Among people deceased in 2012, Sven Hassel ranks 26Before him are John Demjanjuk, Tony Scott, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, and Jean Giraud. After him are Carlos Fuentes, Larry Hagman, Sergey Sokolov, Stephen Covey, Antoni Tàpies, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Sven Hassel ranks 74 out of 893Before him are Inge Lehmann (1888), Johannes Fibiger (1867), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Eric V of Denmark (1249), Christina of Denmark (1521), and Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944). After him are Canute Lavard (1096), Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), Eric I of Denmark (1055), Christopher II of Denmark (1276), Rasmus Rask (1787), and Maximilian von Spee (1861).

Among WRITERS In Denmark

Among writers born in Denmark, Sven Hassel ranks 7Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Sigrid Undset (1882), Karen Blixen (1885), Henrik Pontoppidan (1857), and Johannes V. Jensen (1873). After him are Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847), Georg Brandes (1842), N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), Tove Ditlevsen (1917), and Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950).