Astrid Lindgren

1907 - 2002

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈǎsːtrɪd ˈlɪ̌ŋːɡreːn] (listen); 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 i 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 1,191,136 page views. Her biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 40th most popular writer.

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  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.83

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  • 3.08

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Among writers, Astrid Lindgren ranks 39 out of 4,883Before her are Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Stendhal, Marcel Proust, Henrik Ibsen, and George Orwell. After her are Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, and Rumi.

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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, Mircea Eliade, Edwin McMillan, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Alberto Moravia, and François Duvalier. Among people deceased in 2002, Astrid Lindgren ranks 1After her are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Traudl Junge, László Kubala, and Vavá.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 3 out of 935Before her are Carl Linnaeus (1707) and Alfred Nobel (1833). After her are Ingmar Bergman (1918), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and August Strindberg (1849).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 1After her are Selma Lagerlöf (1858), August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Stieg Larsson (1954), Harry Martinson (1904), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Ellen Key (1849).

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