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W. G. Sebald

1944 - 2001

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Winfried Georg Sebald (18 May 1944 – 14 December 2001), known as W. G. Sebald or (as he preferred) Max Sebald, was a German writer and academic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. G. Sebald has received more than 726,666 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). W. G. Sebald is the 1,280th most popular writer (down from 1,235th in 2019), the 1,311th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,205th in 2019) and the 79th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, W. G. Sebald ranks 1,280 out of 5,755Before him are Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Albert Barillé, Maurus Servius Honoratus, Ivan Vazov, R. L. Stine, and Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. After him are August von Kotzebue, Maj Sjöwall, Alexander Afanasyev, Georg Kaiser, Matthias Flacius, and Émile Gaboriau.

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Among people born in 1944, W. G. Sebald ranks 103Before him are Makoto Kobayashi, Ren Zhengfei, Roger Scruton, Peter Tosh, Michelle Phillips, and Erwin Neher. After him are Patrick Depailler, Roger Daltrey, Gary Busey, Frank Oz, Daniel Pennac, and Michael Nyman. Among people deceased in 2001, W. G. Sebald ranks 50Before him are Giovanni Leone, Emilie Schindler, Edward Gierek, Francisco da Costa Gomes, Poul Anderson, and Donald J. Cram. After him are David Graf, Michele Alboreto, Francisco Rabal, Vittorio Brambilla, Soad Hosny, and Joseph Greenberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, W. G. Sebald ranks 1,311 out of 6,142Before him are Reinhard Genzel (1952), Mesut Özil (1988), Ludwig Quidde (1858), Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785), Karl Löwith (1897), and Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria (1849). After him are Rudolf Caracciola (1901), August von Kotzebue (1761), Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Marian Gold (1954), and Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, W. G. Sebald ranks 79Before him are Charles De Coster (1827), Theodor Storm (1817), Gottfried Benn (1886), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), and Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736). After him are August von Kotzebue (1761), Georg Kaiser (1878), Friedrich Maximilian Klinger (1752), Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), and Joachim Fest (1926).