Victor Klemperer

1881 - 1960

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Victor Klemperer (9 October 1881 – 11 February 1960) was a German scholar who also became known as a diarist. His journals, published in Germany in 1995, detailed his life under the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Socialist Third Reich, and the communist German Democratic Republic. The three volumes of his diaries have been published in English translations: I Shall Bear Witness, To the Bitter End, and The Lesser Evil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Klemperer has received more than 494,318 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Victor Klemperer is the 4,708th most popular politician (down from 4,425th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Poland (down from 247th in 2019) and the 69th most popular Polish Politician.

Victor Klemperer was a professor of French literature who was born in 1881 and died in 1960. He is most famous for his diaries which he wrote during the time he was in Nazi Germany.

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Over the past year Victor Klemperer has had the most page views in the with 80,216 views, followed by English (71,162), and French (15,014). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (113.29%), Estonian (60.61%), and Ukrainian (52.87%)


Among politicians, Victor Klemperer ranks 4,708 out of 19,576Before him are Abbas Mirza, Traidenis, Lajos Batthyány, Gerberga of Saxony, Mirian III of Iberia, and Sufi Abu Taleb. After him are Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, Victorinus, Kalākaua, Emperor Yūryaku, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, and Ferdinand Buisson.

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Among people born in 1881, Victor Klemperer ranks 50Before him are Emil Ludwig, Ludwig Binswanger, William Boeing, Giovanni Papini, Nikolai Myaskovsky, and Franz Gürtner. After him are Hugo Meisl, P. G. Wodehouse, Paul Cornu, Eugène Schueller, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Vincenzo Lancia. Among people deceased in 1960, Victor Klemperer ranks 36Before him are Mack Sennett, Hugo Alfvén, Ida Rubinstein, Soghomon Tehlirian, Inejiro Asanuma, and Archduchess Elisabeth Amalie of Austria. After him are Paul Abraham, Jacques Becker, Otoya Yamaguchi, Norodom Suramarit, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and Eddie Cochran.

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Among people born in Poland, Victor Klemperer ranks 272 out of 1,694Before him are Henryk Szeryng (1918), Hugo Münsterberg (1863), Robert Wiene (1873), Jan Kochanowski (1530), Hans Kammler (1901), and Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889). After him are Casimir II the Just (1138), Edward Gierek (1913), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Johannes Zukertort (1842), Leszek the White (1186), and Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919).


Among politicians born in Poland, Victor Klemperer ranks 69Before him are Aleksander Kwaśniewski (1954), Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Anna von Schweidnitz (1339), Franz Mehring (1846), Konstanty Kalinowski (1838), and Gunderic (379). After him are Casimir II the Just (1138), Edward Gierek (1913), Leszek the White (1186), Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919), Dieter Wisliceny (1911), and Henry the Bearded (1163).