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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 4,758,679 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Arthur C. Clarke is the 214th most popular writer (down from 196th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 136th in 2019) and the 19th 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 214 out of 5,755Before him are Colette, Wisława Szymborska, Ferdowsi, Pierre Corneille, Pearl S. Buck, and Adam Mickiewicz. After him are Anna Komnene, Geoffrey Chaucer, Nizami Ganjavi, Terry Pratchett, Peter Handke, and Luís de Camões.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 161 out of 7,765Before him are James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Saint Patrick (385), Mark Knopfler (1949), and Aleister Crowley (1875). After him are Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Eric Clapton (1945), Terry Pratchett (1948), Charlotte Rampling (1946), and Jason Statham (1967).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur C. Clarke ranks 19Before him are Charlotte Brontë (1816), William Blake (1757), H. G. Wells (1866), Aldous Huxley (1894), Emily Brontë (1818), and Ian Fleming (1908). After him are Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Terry Pratchett (1948), John Milton (1608), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Anna Wintour (1949), and J. K. Rowling (1965).