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 489,912 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). W. G. Sebald is the 1,235th most popular writer (up from 1,405th in 2019), the 1,205th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,308th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular German Writer.

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Notable Works

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Among writers, W. G. Sebald ranks 1,235 out of 5,794. Before him are Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Odo of Cluny, Phrynichus, Philippe Soupault, and Jeffery Deaver. After him are Maurus Servius Honoratus, Antarah ibn Shaddad, Forough Farrokhzad, Qiu Jin, J. G. Ballard, and Rasul Gamzatov.

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Among people born in 1944, W. G. Sebald ranks 88Before him are Thein Sein, Roger Scruton, Gianni Morandi, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nǃxau ǂToma, and Gary Busey. After him are Claudia Mori, Mairead Maguire, Killing of Peter Fechter, Ren Zhengfei, Michael Nyman, and Antonio Damasio. Among people deceased in 2001, W. G. Sebald ranks 46Before him are Ken Kesey, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Poul Anderson, Timothy McVeigh, Masao Ono, and Indro Montanelli. After him are Stanley Kramer, Emilie Schindler, Francisco Rabal, Giovanni Leone, Joseph Greenberg, and Joey Ramone.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, W. G. Sebald ranks 1,205 out of 5,289. Before him are Louis II, Duke of Bavaria (1229), Karl von Bülow (1846), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Max Hoffmann (1869), Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover (1914), and Sebastian Kneipp (1821). After him are Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), Tilman Riemenschneider (1460), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Karl-Otto Apel (1922), Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony (1759), and Albert I, Duke of Bavaria (1336).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, W. G. Sebald ranks 83Before him are Wilhelm Weitling (1808), Theodor Storm (1817), Hartmann von Aue (1160), Kurt Tucholsky (1890), Arnold van Gennep (1873), and August von Kotzebue (1761). After him are Siegfried Lenz (1926), Hartmann Schedel (1440), Joachim Fest (1926), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), and Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813).