Famous People From Germany
For reading aficionados and book lovers, a new novel is like a new attire - the excitement and charm only ends after reading (wearing) it once! Interestingly, if you have a friend or relative or best if you, yourself, cannot go without reading even for a single day, you would well be aware of the joy of having hands on a new book. Book lovers do not restrain their reading spirit to but a single genre/language/author and mostly read works by different authors and writers across the globe in varying genres/languages. While America has given readers a handsome list of novelists and writers, Germany isn’t far behind. From the classics by Karl August von Heigel, Hermann Hesse and Karl May to the 19th century litterateurs Hans Peter Richter, Heinz Gunther, Charles Bukowski and Hannz Heinz Ewers, German novelists have written works on a wide range of subjects. Remarkably, the list does not end here as 20th century German literature saw the likes of Robert Musli, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Alfred Doblin, Gunter Grass and Uwe Johnson come up with some of the best known German novels. Lap up yourself with interesting information about the life and works of German novelists.
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920
Poet
Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
06 June 1875
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
22 June 1898
Novelist

Ernst JüngerErnst Jünger
29 March 1895
Soldier, Author, Entomologist

Günter GrassGünter Grass
16 October 1927
Novelist

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958
Author of children’s fiction
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953
Writer

Jean PaulJean Paul
21 March 1763
Writer

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
10 August 1878
Writer, Doctor
Maria RivaMaria Riva
13 December 1924
Actress

W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944
Writer
Karl MayKarl May
25 February 1842
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer, Screenwriter

George NaderGeorge Nader
19 October 1921
Actor

Heinrich BöllHeinrich Böll
21 December 1917
Writer

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

Lothar-Günther BuchheimLothar-Günther Buchheim
06 February 1918
Author
Hans FalladaHans Fallada
21 July 1893
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
10 March 1772
Poet

Marie d'AgoultMarie d'Agoult
31 December 1805
French author

Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial
Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist

Theodor FontaneTheodor Fontane
30 December 1819
Pharmacist, Writer, Poet, Historian, Translator,
Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann
15 November 1862
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Novelist,

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Joseph Freiherr von EichendorffJoseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
10 March 1788
Poet
John WeitzJohn Weitz
25 May 1923
Fashion designer

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921
Author

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist

Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald
29 October 1948
actor, television presenter, novelist, journalist
Theodor StormTheodor Storm
14 September 1817
Author

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Clemens BrentanoClemens Brentano
09 September 1778
Poet
Hans Jacob Christoph von GrimmelshausenHans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
1621 AD
Author

Friedrich de la Motte FouquéFriedrich de la Motte Fouqué
12 February 1777
Writer

Annette von Droste-HülshoffAnnette von Droste-Hülshoff
10 January 1797
Writer

Wilhelm HauffWilhelm Hauff
29 November 1802
Poet
Siegfried LenzSiegfried Lenz
17 March 1926
Screenwriter, Writer, Journalist, Children's
Arno SchmidtArno Schmidt
18 January 1914
Author

Uwe JohnsonUwe Johnson
20 July 1934
Writer

Bel KaufmanBel Kaufman
10 May 1911
Teacher

Hellmuth KarasekHellmuth Karasek
04 January 1934
Journalist, Writer, Theatre critic, Literary
Emil LudwigEmil Ludwig
25 January 1881
Writer

Johann KuhnauJohann Kuhnau
06 April 1660
Polymath

Eduard MörikeEduard Mörike
08 September 1804
Pastor

Hans Hellmut KirstHans Hellmut Kirst
05 December 1914
Novelist

Johannes R. BecherJohannes R. Becher
22 May 1891
Politician
Christian August VulpiusChristian August Vulpius
23 January 1762
Novelist

Arnold ZweigArnold Zweig
10 November 1887
Writer
Jakob WassermannJakob Wassermann
10 March 1873
Author

Peter BerlingPeter Berling
20 March 1934
Actor

Charlotte von SteinCharlotte von Stein
25 December 1742
Writer
Charles de CosterCharles de Coster
20 August 1827
Novelist

Ludwig RennLudwig Renn
22 April 1889
Author
James KrüssJames Krüss
31 May 1926
Writer

Hermann SudermannHermann Sudermann
30 September 1857
Writer

Luise RinserLuise Rinser
30 April 1911
Writer

Joseph von GörresJoseph von Görres
25 January 1776
Writer

Eva FigesEva Figes
15 April 1932
Author
Karl Philipp MoritzKarl Philipp Moritz
15 September 1757
Novelist

Theodor PlievierTheodor Plievier
12 February 1892
Author

Sophie von La RocheSophie von La Roche
06 December 1730
Writer

Oskar Maria GrafOskar Maria Graf
22 July 1894
Author
Johann Adam HillerJohann Adam Hiller
25 December 1728
Composer

Alfred AnderschAlfred Andersch
04 February 1914
Writer
Hans GrimmHans Grimm
22 March 1875
Writer

Wilhelm RaabeWilhelm Raabe
08 September 1831
Writer

Herbert AchternbuschHerbert Achternbusch
23 November 1938
Writer
Marie Luise KaschnitzMarie Luise Kaschnitz
31 January 1901
Short Story Writer

Fritz ReuterFritz Reuter
07 November 1810
Novelist
Wilhelm Heinrich WackenroderWilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder
13 July 1773
Author

Joseph Victor von ScheffelJoseph Victor von Scheffel
16 February 1826
Poet

Christoph Friedrich NicolaiChristoph Friedrich Nicolai
18 March 1733
German writer
Justus MöserJustus Möser
14 December 1720
Writer

Wilhelm Heinrich RiehlWilhelm Heinrich Riehl
06 May 1823
Journalist
Martin MosebachMartin Mosebach
31 July 1951
Writer

Leonhard FrankLeonhard Frank
04 September 1882
Writer

Achim von ArnimAchim von Arnim
26 January 1781
Poet

KlabundKlabund
04 November 1890
Writer
Friedrich Theodor VischerFriedrich Theodor Vischer
30 June 1807
Novelist
Hans CarossaHans Carossa
15 December 1878
Writer

Julius Meier-GraefeJulius Meier-Graefe
10 June 1867
Art Critic

Frederick Philip GroveFrederick Philip Grove
14 February 1879
Novelist

Johann Jakob Wilhelm HeinseJohann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse
16 February 1746
Poet
Karl GutzkowKarl Gutzkow
17 March 1811
Writer

Bernhard KellermannBernhard Kellermann
04 March 1879
Author

Volker BraunVolker Braun
07 May 1939
Writer

Friedrich Maximilian von KlingerFriedrich Maximilian von Klinger
17 February 1752
Writer

Johann Heinrich JungJohann Heinrich Jung
12 September 1740
Author
Gert HofmannGert Hofmann
29 January 1931
Writer

Fanny LewaldFanny Lewald
21 March 1811
Author
Detlev von LiliencronDetlev von Liliencron
03 June 1844
Poet

Ida, countess von Hahn-HahnIda, countess von Hahn-Hahn
22 June 1805
Author
René SchickeleRené Schickele
04 August 1883
Writer
Gustav FrenssenGustav Frenssen
19 October 1863
Novelist