Tankred Dorst

1925 - 2017

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Tankred Dorst (19 December 1925 – 1 June 2017) was a German playwright and storyteller.Dorst lived and worked in Munich. His farces, parables, one-act-plays and adaptations were inspired by the theatre of the absurd and the works of Ionesco, Giraudoux and Beckett. His monumental drama Merlin oder das wüste Land, which was premiered in 1981 in Düsseldorf, has been compared to Goethe's Faust. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tankred Dorst has received more than 30,163 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Tankred Dorst is the 4,058th most popular writer (down from 3,942nd in 2019), the 3,576th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,863rd in 2019) and the 250th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Tankred Dorst ranks 4,058 out of 5,794Before him are Wolfgang Koeppen, Jean Clair, Jan Andrzej Morsztyn, Pierre Daninos, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, and Martin Kukučín. After him are Manuel Alegre, Charles Montagu Doughty, István Fekete, Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Ai Yazawa, and Peter Härtling.

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Among people born in 1925, Tankred Dorst ranks 273Before him are Konrad Wolf, Luis Cruz, Johnny Mandel, Bert Bolin, Luis E. Miramontes, and Raimondo D'Inzeo. After him are Nat Lofthouse, Geoffrey Burbidge, Wolfgang Unzicker, Fritz Laband, Maria Tallchief, and David A. Huffman. Among people deceased in 2017, Tankred Dorst ranks 291Before him are Ulli Lommel, Redha Malek, Vitaly Churkin, Giuliano Sarti, John Abercrombie, and Richard Hatch. After him are Peter Härtling, Prodigy, Teresa Ann Savoy, Betty Cuthbert, Paul J. Weitz, and Robert Guillaume.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Tankred Dorst ranks 3,576 out of 5,289Before him are Rudolf Wagner (1805), Joshua Kimmich (1995), Kornelia Ender (1958), Wolfgang Koeppen (1906), Christian Thielemann (1959), and Otto Deßloch (1889). After him are Peter Härtling (1933), Oskar Messter (1866), Angela Voigt (1951), Leo Anton Karl de Ball (1853), Robert Havemann (1910), and Wolfgang Unzicker (1925).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Tankred Dorst ranks 250Before him are Philipp Nicolai (1556), Jakob van Hoddis (1887), Hans Werner Richter (1908), Bruno Apitz (1900), Karl Leberecht Immermann (1796), and Wolfgang Koeppen (1906). After him are Peter Härtling (1933), Fredric Wertham (1895), Peter Scholl-Latour (1924), Fritz von Unruh (1885), Louise Otto-Peters (1819), and Klaus Groth (1819).