Astrid Lindgren

1907 - 2002

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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 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 1,323,091 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Astrid Lindgren is the 90th most popular writer (down from 39th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Writer.

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

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Among writers, Astrid Lindgren ranks 90 out of 5,794Before her are Knut Hamsun, James Joyce, Octave Mirbeau, Robert Frost, George Bernard Shaw, and François Rabelais. After her are Toni Morrison, Charles Bukowski, Heinrich Heine, Cato the Elder, José Saramago, and Theodor Herzl.

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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, Laurence Olivier, Hergé, Alberto Moravia, Edwin McMillan, and Baldur von Schirach. Among people deceased in 2002, Astrid Lindgren ranks 2Before her is Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. After her are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Pierre Bourdieu, Simo Häyhä, Thor Heyerdahl, John Rawls, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Billy Wilder, Richard Harris, László Kubala, and Chuck Jones.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren ranks 7 out of 1,296Before her are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Tycho Brahe (1546), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), and Ingmar Bergman (1918). After her are Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).

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), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Per Olov Enquist (1934).