WRITER

A. E. van Vogt

1912 - 2000

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Alfred Elton van Vogt ( VAN VOHT; April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author. His fragmented, bizarre narrative style influenced later science fiction writers, notably Philip K. Dick. He was one of the most popular and influential practitioners of science fiction in the mid-twentieth century, the genre's so-called Golden Age, and one of the most complex. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. E. van Vogt has received more than 384,278 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). A. E. van Vogt is the 1,400th most popular writer (down from 1,311th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Canada (down from 61st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, A. E. van Vogt ranks 1,400 out of 5,755Before him are Hartmann Schedel, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Pehr Henrik Ling, Hieronymus of Cardia, Marcus Garvey, and Lord Alfred Douglas. After him are Philippe Soupault, Martin Gardner, Colin Dexter, Matthew Lewis, Gavrila Derzhavin, and Ivan Kotliarevsky.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1912, A. E. van Vogt ranks 78Before him are Abbé Pierre, Marina Raskova, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Yuen Siu-tien, Barbara W. Tuchman, and Michel Debré. After him are Lady Bird Johnson, Woody Guthrie, Chaïm Perelman, Arne Næss, Richard Brooks, and Sohn Kee-chung. Among people deceased in 2000, A. E. van Vogt ranks 53Before him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Herta Bothe, Takashi Kano, Jan Karski, Loretta Young, and Lolo Ferrari. After him are Hirokazu Ninomiya, Lazar Koliševski, Akira Nozawa, Keizō Obuchi, Maurice Richard, and Don Budge.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, A. E. van Vogt ranks 74 out of 1,350Before him are Linda Evangelista (1965), Edward Dmytryk (1908), John Charles Fields (1863), Mylène Farmer (1961), Norman Bethune (1890), and Avril Lavigne (1984). After him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Rachel McAdams (1978), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rick Moranis (1953), Maurice Richard (1921), and Gordie Howe (1928).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, A. E. van Vogt ranks 5Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Alice Munro (1931), Margaret Atwood (1939), and Saul Bellow (1915). After him are Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Marie-Claire Blais (1939), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Naomi Klein (1970).