Arthur C. Clarke

1917 - 2008

Arthur C. Clarke

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, one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science 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 3,287,310 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 200th most popular writer.

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  • 78

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  • 4.47

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Among writers, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 198 out of 4,883Before him are John Milton, Stéphane Mallarmé, Bram Stoker, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, and Orhan Pamuk. After him are Colette, Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Tristan Tzara, William Golding, and Stanisław Lem.

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Among people born in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 4Before him are John F. Kennedy, Indira Gandhi, and Heinrich Böll. After him are I. M. Pei, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Kenan Evren, Ilya Prigogine, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and Ernest Borgnine. Among people deceased in 2008, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 6Before him are Yves Saint Laurent, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Edmund Hillary, Paul Newman, and Bobby Fischer. After him are Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, Suharto, Samuel P. Huntington, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 138 out of 5,347Before him are James Hunt (1947), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Liam Neeson (1952), Robert Owen (1771), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and John, King of England (1166). After him are James Chadwick (1891), Duns Scotus (1265), Eric Clapton (1945), William Golding (1911), Jane Seymour (1508), and Maggie Smith (1934).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 20Before him are Emily Brontë (1818), H. G. Wells (1866), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and John Milton (1608). After him are William Golding (1911), C. S. Lewis (1898), Roald Dahl (1916), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Terry Pratchett (1948), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792).