Chinua Achebe

1930 - 2013

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (; born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his masterpiece, is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship to study medicine, but changed his studies to English literature at University College (now the University of Ibadan). He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chinua Achebe has received more than 2,125,351 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,166th most popular writer.

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  • 71

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Among writers, Chinua Achebe ranks 1,165 out of 4,883Before him are Thomas of Celano, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Hartmann von Aue, Thomas De Quincey, Bernardino de Sahagún, and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. After him are Pehr Henrik Ling, Lobsang Rampa, Vittorio Alfieri, Assia Djebar, Lin Yutang, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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Among people born in 1930, Chinua Achebe ranks 85Before him are J. G. Ballard, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ben Gazzara, Pierre Bergé, Richard Donner, and Ornette Coleman. After him are Itamar Franco, Luce Irigaray, James Irwin, Michal Kováč, Johan Galtung, and Yves Rocher. Among people deceased in 2013, Chinua Achebe ranks 56Before him are Bert Trautmann, Kenneth G. Wilson, Gyula Horn, Don Shirley, Robert Fogel, and Wilfried Martens. After him are Henri Dutilleux, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Ovadia Yosef, Conrad Bain, Viktor Kulikov, and Stéphane Hessel.

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Among people born in Nigeria, Chinua Achebe ranks 6 out of 140Before him are Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Hugo Weaving (1960), Wole Soyinka (1934), and Dr. Alban (1957). After him are Fela Kuti (1938), Sade (1959), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), and Francis Arinze (1932).