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 British Jewish author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931, Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany, but he resigned in 1938 because Stalinism disillusioned him.Having moved to Britain in 1940, he published his novel Darkness at Noon, an anti-totalitarian work that gained him international fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Koestler has received more than 1,143,703 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Arthur Koestler is the 539th most popular writer (down from 497th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 4th 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 539 out of 5,794Before him are Ghalib, Pierre de Ronsard, Robert Walser, Ivan Bunin, Luo Guanzhong, and Yevgeny Zamyatin. After him are Bohumil Hrabal, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, Al-Maʿarri, A. J. Cronin, and Frantz Fanon.

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Among people born in 1905, Arthur Koestler ranks 18Before him are Faustina Kowalska, Astrid of Sweden, Mikhail Sholokhov, Carl David Anderson, Felix Bloch, and Vasily Grossman. After him are Raymond Cattell, Marcel Lefebvre, Raymond Aron, Fred Trump, Guillermo Stábile, and Artem Mikoyan. Among people deceased in 1983, Arthur Koestler ranks 13Before him are Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, and David Niven. After him are Raymond Aron, Nikolai Podgorny, Meyer Lansky, Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, and Gloria Swanson.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Arthur Koestler ranks 54 out of 696Before him are László Moholy-Nagy (1895), Lajos Kossuth (1802), Viktor Orbán (1963), Emeric, King of Hungary (1174), Ágota Kristóf (1935), and Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (1503). After him are Béla Guttmann (1899), Leo Szilard (1898), Paul Erdős (1913), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Coloman, King of Hungary (1070), and George de Hevesy (1885).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Arthur Koestler ranks 4Before him are Theodor Herzl (1860), Imre Kertész (1929), and Ágota Kristóf (1935). After him are Sándor Petőfi (1823), Ferenc Molnár (1878), Felix Salten (1869), Max Nordau (1849), Tivadar Soros (1894), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), and Magda Szabó (1917).