Thietmar of Merseburg

975 - 1018

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Thietmar (also Dietmar or Dithmar; 25 July 975 – 1 December 1018), Prince-Bishop of Merseburg from 1009 until his death, was an important chronicler recording the reigns of German kings and Holy Roman Emperors of the Ottonian (Saxon) dynasty. Two of Thietmar's great-grandfathers, both referred to as Liuthar, were the Saxon nobles Lothar II, Count of Stade, and Lothar I, Count of Walbeck. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thietmar of Merseburg has received more than 64,989 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Thietmar of Merseburg is the 1,046th most popular writer (down from 875th in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from Germany (down from 766th in 2019) and the 71st most popular German Writer.

Thietmar of Merseburg is most famous for his chronicle of the Ottonian dynasty, which he wrote in the years 1012-1018. The chronicle is a history of the Germanic people from the death of Otto the Great in 973 to the death of Henry II in 1024.

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Among writers, Thietmar of Merseburg ranks 1,046 out of 5,794Before him are Savitribai Phule, Hrotsvitha, Will Durant, Fatema Mernissi, Tess Gerritsen, and Arnold Zweig. After him are Clément Marot, Edith Wharton, Italo Svevo, Tibor Sekelj, Robert Merle, and John Dickson Carr.

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Among people born in 975, Thietmar of Merseburg ranks 3Before him are Stephen I of Hungary and Pope John XIX. After him is Hisham III of Córdoba. Among people deceased in 1018, Thietmar of Merseburg ranks 2Before him is Harald II of Denmark. After him are Ivan Vladislav of Bulgaria, Antipope Gregory VI, Abd al-Rahman IV, Henry I, Margrave of Austria, Ali ibn Hammud al-Nasir, and Ad-Darazi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Thietmar of Merseburg ranks 979 out of 5,289Before him are Joseph Wirth (1879), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), Horst Buchholz (1933), Hardy Krüger (1928), and Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443). After him are Levin August von Bennigsen (1745), Erich Heckel (1883), Paul Schäfer (1921), Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370), Herbert Kroemer (1928), and Philipp Bouhler (1899).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Thietmar of Merseburg ranks 71Before him are Bernhard Schlink (1944), Ernst Barlach (1870), Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), and Hrotsvitha (935). After him are Joost van den Vondel (1587), Gottfried Benn (1886), Rudolf von Sebottendorf (1875), Anton Praetorius (1560), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), and Wilhelm Weitling (1808).