Thomas Bernhard

1931 - 1989

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Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard (German: [ˈtoːmas ˈbɛʁnhaʁt]; 9 February 1931 – 12 February 1989) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Bernhard has received more than 509,299 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Thomas Bernhard is the 419th most popular writer (up from 500th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 57th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Writer.

Thomas Bernhard is most famous for his novels, which are often satirical and pessimistic, and his poetry.

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Among writers, Thomas Bernhard ranks 419 out of 5,794Before him are Ivan Goncharov, Ennius, Sergei Yesenin, Julio Cortázar, Traudl Junge, and Thomas Wolfe. After him are André Maurois, Osamu Dazai, G. K. Chesterton, William Makepeace Thackeray, Phaedrus, and Lactantius.

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Among people born in 1931, Thomas Bernhard ranks 21Before him are Irvin D. Yalom, Anita Ekberg, Anatoly Dyatlov, Mário Zagallo, Raymond Kopa, and Lucia Bosè. After him are Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, D. B. Cooper, Jim Jones, Guy Debord, and Desmond Tutu. Among people deceased in 1989, Thomas Bernhard ranks 22Before him are Osamu Tezuka, Bette Davis, Andrei Gromyko, Vladimir Horowitz, Sándor Márai, and János Kádár. After him are Dolores Ibárruri, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Silvana Mangano, Hu Yaobang, Ferdinand Marcos, and John Hicks.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Thomas Bernhard ranks 43 out of 1,209Before him are Theo van Gogh (1857), Willebrord Snellius (1580), William II of the Netherlands (1792), Ronald Koeman (1963), Peter Debye (1884), and Theo van Doesburg (1883). After him are Max Euwe (1901), Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Louis van Gaal (1951), and Paul Verhoeven (1938).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Thomas Bernhard ranks 1After him are Multatuli (1820), Etty Hillesum (1914), Robert van Gulik (1910), Harry Mulisch (1927), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Dick Bruna (1927), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Jacob Cats (1577).