Astrid Lindgren

1907 - 2002

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈǎsːtrɪd ˈlɪ̌nːɡreːn] (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 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 1,626,664 page views. Her biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Astrid Lindgren is the 73rd most popular writer (up from 90th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Sweden and the most popular Writer.

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

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Among writers, Astrid Lindgren ranks 73 out of 5,755Before her are Charles Perrault, James Joyce, Romain Rolland, Giacomo Casanova, Isaac Asimov, and Ayn Rand. After her are Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Frost, and Toni Morrison.

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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, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Rachel Carson, and Alberto Moravia. Among people deceased in 2002, Astrid Lindgren ranks 3Before her are Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After her are Simo Häyhä, Pierre Bourdieu, Thor Heyerdahl, Hans-Georg Gadamer, John Rawls, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, Vavá, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 7 out of 1,612Before her are Alfred Nobel (1833), Carl Linnaeus (1707), Tycho Brahe (1546), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594). After her are Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), and Svante Arrhenius (1859).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

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