Theodor Storm

1817 - 1888

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Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm (German pronunciation: [ˈteːodoːɐ̯ ˈʃtɔʁm] ; 14 September 1817 – 4 July 1888), commonly known as Theodor Storm, was a German-Frisian writer and poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Storm has received more than 172,657 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Theodor Storm is the 1,208th most popular writer (down from 1,168th in 2019), the 1,208th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,174th in 2019) and the 78th most popular German Writer.

Theodor Storm is most famous for his short story "The Old House" and his novel "The Rider on the White Horse."

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  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 4.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Sämmtliche Werke
Aquis submersus
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German language, Readers
Pole Poppenspäler
German language, Readers, Accessible book
Der Schimmelreiter
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Among writers, Theodor Storm ranks 1,208 out of 7,302Before him are Reinaldo Arenas, Ibn Khallikan, Roger Caillois, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Odoric of Pordenone, and Ida Tarbell. After him are Léo Taxil, Daniil Kharms, Alexander Ostrovsky, Martha Gellhorn, Johann Peter Eckermann, and Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald.

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Among people born in 1817, Theodor Storm ranks 17Before him are Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Pierre Larousse, Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, and Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. After him are Austen Henry Layard, Hermann Lotze, C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Albert von Kölliker, Branwell Brontë, and Táhirih. Among people deceased in 1888, Theodor Storm ranks 15Before him are Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Anton Mauve, François Achille Bazaine, Ascanio Sobrero, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Paul Langerhans, Johannes Zukertort, Mary Jane Kelly, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Ali Rıza Efendi, and Mary Ann Nichols.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Theodor Storm ranks 1,208 out of 7,253Before him are Barbara Blomberg (1527), Margot Honecker (1927), Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739), Reinhard Genzel (1952), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), and Douglas Sirk (1897). After him are Wilhelm Stuckart (1902), Hartmut Michel (1948), Karl Richard Lepsius (1810), Henry IV, Duke of Saxony (1473), Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen (1671), and Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Theodor Storm ranks 78Before him are August von Kotzebue (1761), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), Gottfried Benn (1886), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), and Radegund (518). After him are Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Siegfried Kracauer (1889), Jakob Wassermann (1873), and Widukind of Corvey (925).