Arthur C. Clarke

1917 - 2008

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely regarded as one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science fiction writer, an avid populariser of space travel, and a futurist of a distinguished ability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur C. Clarke has received more than 4,215,988 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Arthur C. Clarke is the 196th most popular writer (up from 198th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 138th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Writer.

Arthur C. Clarke is most famous for his science fiction work, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Among writers, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 196 out of 5,794Before him are Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, Lucian, Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Saadi Shirazi. After him are Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, Dr. Seuss, Lu Xun, Stanisław Lem, and Roald Dahl.

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Among people born in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 5Before him are John F. Kennedy, Heinrich Böll, Indira Gandhi, and Park Chung-hee. After him are Joan Fontaine, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, and Louis Zamperini. Among people deceased in 2008, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 7Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yves Saint Laurent, Irena Sendler, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, and Bobby Fischer. After him are Charlton Heston, Suharto, Albert Hofmann, Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, and Hua Guofeng.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 136 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), James II of England (1633), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Aleister Crowley (1875), and Neville Chamberlain (1869). After him are George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Judi Dench (1934), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Brian May (1947), Henry IV of England (1367), and John Wycliffe (1324).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 20Before him are William Blake (1757), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), H. G. Wells (1866), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and John Milton (1608). After him are Roald Dahl (1916), C. S. Lewis (1898), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), William Golding (1911), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Ian Fleming (1908).