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Arthur Koestler

1905 - 1983

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Arthur Koestler, (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈkœstlɐ]; Hungarian: Kösztler Artúr; 5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-born author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Koestler has received more than 1,374,430 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Arthur Koestler is the 594th most popular writer (down from 539th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 54th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Hungarian Writer.

Arthur Koestler is most famous for his novel, Darkness at Noon, which is a fictionalized account of the Moscow Trials.

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Among writers, Arthur Koestler ranks 594 out of 5,755Before him are Eduardo Galeano, Philip Larkin, Thomas Wolfe, Ferenc Molnár, Ausonius, and Tirso de Molina. After him are Samuel Butler, Eugène Sue, Michael Crichton, Samuel Johnson, Demetrius Vikelas, and Alessandro Manzoni.

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Among people born in 1905, Arthur Koestler ranks 19Before him are Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, Carl David Anderson, Vasily Grossman, Felix Bloch, and Marcel Lefebvre. After him are Artem Mikoyan, Raymond Aron, Raymond Cattell, Guillermo Stábile, Emilio Segrè, and Władysław Gomułka. Among people deceased in 1983, Arthur Koestler ranks 15Before him are Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, Meyer Lansky, Nikolai Podgorny, and Felix Bloch. After him are Raymond Aron, Albert Claude, Gloria Swanson, George Cukor, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Buckminster Fuller.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Arthur Koestler ranks 66 out of 866Before him are Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893), Andrew I of Hungary (1010), Emeric, King of Hungary (1174), Marcel Breuer (1902), Marie Henriette of Austria (1836), and Ferenc Molnár (1878). After him are Géza II of Hungary (1130), János Áder (1959), Solomon, King of Hungary (1053), Nándor Hidegkuti (1922), Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (940), and Sándor Ferenczi (1873).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Arthur Koestler ranks 6Before him are Theodor Herzl (1860), Imre Kertész (1929), Ágota Kristóf (1935), Sándor Petőfi (1823), and Ferenc Molnár (1878). After him are Felix Salten (1869), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Max Nordau (1849), Magda Szabó (1917), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), and Béla Balázs (1884).