Wolfgang Borchert

1921 - 1947

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Wolfgang Borchert (German: [ˈbɔɐ̯çɐt]; 20 May 1921 – 20 November 1947) was a German author and playwright whose work was strongly influenced by his experience of dictatorship and his service in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. His work is among the best-known examples of the Trümmerliteratur movement in post-World War II Germany. His most famous work is the drama "Draußen vor der Tür (The Man Outside)", which he wrote soon after the end of World War II. His works are known not to make compromises on the issues of humanity and humanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Borchert has received more than 119,459 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Wolfgang Borchert is the 1,516th most popular writer (up from 1,587th in 2019), the 1,502nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,463rd in 2019) and the 105th most popular German Writer.

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Among writers, Wolfgang Borchert ranks 1,516 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Grin, Salawat Yulayev, Donald E. Westlake, René Char, Marilyn vos Savant, and Ramón del Valle-Inclán. After him are Ole Nydahl, Natalie Clifford Barney, Marin Držić, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, and Kathrine Switzer.

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Among people born in 1921, Wolfgang Borchert ranks 96Before him are Jean-Marie Balestre, Mary Jackson, Farida of Egypt, George Roy Hill, Murray Bookchin, and Jim Garrison. After him are Geoffrey Wilkinson, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Nino Manfredi, Pierre Clostermann, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, and Leonardo Sciascia. Among people deceased in 1947, Wolfgang Borchert ranks 61Before him are W. I. Thomas, Pyotr Krasnov, Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, Franz Xaver Schwarz, Gusztáv Jány, and Paul P. Harris. After him are Alfredo Casella, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Archduchess Louise of Austria, Friedrich Paschen, Victor Goldschmidt, and Helmuth von Pannwitz.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Borchert ranks 1,502 out of 5,289Before him are Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1570), Otto Wels (1873), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828), Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818), and Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1684). After him are John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1575), Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830), Richard Glücks (1889), Duchess Caroline Mariane of Mecklenburg (1821), Conrad Celtes (1459), and Eric Voegelin (1901).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Wolfgang Borchert ranks 105Before him are Wilhelm Müller (1794), Gottfried August Bürger (1747), Stéphane Hessel (1917), Jakob Wassermann (1873), Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825), and Elvira Madigan (1867). After him are Kathrine Switzer (1947), Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918), Eduard Mörike (1804), Paul Gerhardt (1607), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777), and Georg Kaiser (1878).