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 Third Reich, and the German Democratic Republic. Those covering the period of the Third Reich have since become standard sources and have been extensively quoted by Saul Friedländer, Michael Burleigh, Richard J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Klemperer has received more than 328,603 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Victor Klemperer is the 4,044th most popular politician (up from 4,844th in 2019), the 238th most popular biography from Poland (up from 290th in 2019) and the 56th 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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Among politicians, Victor Klemperer ranks 4,044 out of 15,710Before him are Marcus Antonius, Paul Kagame, Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, Ko Yong-hui, Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon, and Mike Pompeo. After him are Ivanoe Bonomi, Drusus Caesar, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Tewfik Pasha, Mathieu Kérékou, and Francis Walsingham.

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Among people born in 1881, Victor Klemperer ranks 51Before him are Nikolai Myaskovsky, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, Ernst Gräfenberg, P. G. Wodehouse, and William Boeing. After him are Giovanni Papini, Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, Artur Phleps, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, and Mikhail Larionov. Among people deceased in 1960, Victor Klemperer ranks 31Before him are John D. Rockefeller Jr., Beno Gutenberg, Friedrich Adler, Eddie Cochran, Felix Kersten, and Hugo Alfvén. After him are Ana Pauker, Paul Abraham, Ida Rubinstein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Soghomon Tehlirian.

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Among people born in Poland, Victor Klemperer ranks 238 out of 1,231Before him are Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Hans Modrow (1928), Otto Mueller (1874), Georg Forster (1754), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Henryk Szeryng (1918). After him are Agnieszka Holland (1948), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Julia, Princess of Battenberg (1825), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Udo Lattek (1935), and Jan Kochanowski (1530).


Among politicians born in Poland, Victor Klemperer ranks 56Before him are William I of Württemberg (1781), Bolesław Bierut (1892), Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1785), Mieszko II Lambert (990), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), and Hans Modrow (1928). After him are Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), Piast the Wheelwright (800), Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Bolesław II the Generous (1041), Yisrael Kristal (1903), and Gunderic (379).