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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 who explored death, social injustice, and human misery in controversial literature that was deeply pessimistic about modern civilization in general and Austrian culture in particular. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Bernhard has received more than 626,279 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Thomas Bernhard is the 413th most popular writer (up from 419th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Netherlands 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 413 out of 5,755Before him are Alvin Toffler, Tom Clancy, W. B. Yeats, Sholem Aleichem, Gertrude Stein, and Saint-John Perse. After him are Meera, Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, and Karl Barth.

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Among people born in 1931, Thomas Bernhard ranks 22Before him are Irvin D. Yalom, Roger Penrose, Raymond Kopa, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Mário Zagallo, and Anatoly Dyatlov. After him are Annie Girardot, Jim Jones, Josef Masopust, John le Carré, Leonard Nimoy, and Ian Holm. Among people deceased in 1989, Thomas Bernhard ranks 24Before him are Vladimir Horowitz, Bette Davis, János Kádár, Silvana Mangano, Dolores Ibárruri, and Sándor Márai. After him are Hu Yaobang, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, William Shockley, John Hicks, Hermann Oberth, and Daphne du Maurier.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Thomas Bernhard ranks 43 out of 1,427Before him are William II of the Netherlands (1792), Guus Hiddink (1946), Louis van Gaal (1951), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), and Marco van Basten (1964). After him are André Rieu (1949), Max Euwe (1901), Willebrord Snellius (1580), Johan de Witt (1625), Theo van Doesburg (1883), and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Thomas Bernhard ranks 1After him are Multatuli (1820), Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Robert van Gulik (1910), Etty Hillesum (1914), Harry Mulisch (1927), Cees Nooteboom (1933), Dick Bruna (1927), Constantijn Huygens (1596), Cornelis Tromp (1629), Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (1862), and Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911).