Astrid Lindgren

1907 - 2002

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈǎsːtrɪd ˈlɪ̌nːɡreːn] ; née Ericsson; 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US), and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son; Ronia the Robber's Daughter; and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Astrid Lindgren has received more than 1,969,904 page views. Her biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Astrid Lindgren is the 57th most popular writer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Writer.

Astrid Lindgren is most famous for her children's book series, Pippi Longstocking.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 79.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Pippi Långstrump i Söderhavet
Pippi Långstrump
Pippi Goes on Board
Emil i Lönneberga
Mio, min Mio
Jag vill också ha ett syskon

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Over the past year Astrid Lindgren has had the most page views in the with 402,976 views, followed by Swedish (241,228), and English (227,811). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kirghiz (1,081.25%), Mingrelian (153.85%), and Northern Sami (109.54%)


Among writers, Astrid Lindgren ranks 57 out of 7,302Before her are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sappho, Thomas Mann, Mark Twain, Gabriel García Márquez, and George Orwell. After her are Oscar Wilde, Stefan Zweig, Marcel Proust, Giacomo Casanova, Ayn Rand, and Rabindranath Tagore.

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Among people born in 1907, Astrid Lindgren ranks 2Before her is Frida Kahlo. After her are Claus von Stauffenberg, Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, Edwin McMillan, Mircea Eliade, J. Hans D. Jensen, Alberto Moravia, Laurence Olivier, and Hergé. Among people deceased in 2002, Astrid Lindgren ranks 1After her are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, and Ruth Handler.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 5 out of 1,879Before her are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Ingmar Bergman (1918), and Selma Lagerlöf (1858). After her are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Tycho Brahe (1546), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), August Strindberg (1849), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 2Before her are Selma Lagerlöf (1858). After her are August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Ellen Key (1849), and Per Olov Enquist (1934).