Wilhelm Jensen (Feburary 15, 1837 – November 24, 1911) was perhaps the most prolific of German writers of fiction of his era. He wrote more than one hundred and fifty works. He wrote mostly novels, but tales, narratives, tragedies, and poetry as well.
He is now chiefly remembered as the author of the novella "Gradiva", which attracted the attention of Freud. Freud's analysis of this work is his longest interpretation of a literary work.