Dick Bruna

1927 - 2017

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Dick Bruna (born Hendrik Magdalenus Bruna, 23 August 1927 – 16 February 2017) was a Dutch author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Bruna was best known for his children's books which he authored and illustrated, numbering over 200. His most notable creation was Miffy (Nijntje in the original Dutch), a small rabbit drawn with heavy graphic lines, simple shapes and primary colours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Bruna has received more than 325,919 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Dick Bruna is the 1,605th most popular writer (up from 1,642nd in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 254th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 330k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.90

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Babies, Children's stories, Dutch, Fiction
The fish
Books for the Deaf, Deaf, Books for the.
Miffy's birthday
Rabbits, Juvenile fiction, Birthdays
Miffy at the zoo
Zoo animals in fiction, Rabbits, Zoo animals
Mr. Rabbit and his daughter, Miffy, visit the animals at the zoo.
The egg
Stories in rhyme, Animals, Fiction
Miffy at the seaside
Rabbits, Juvenile fiction, Miffy (Fictitious character)


Among writers, Dick Bruna ranks 1,605 out of 7,302Before him are Jan Guillou, David Albahari, Charles Paul de Kock, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Robert Desnos. After him are Philip José Farmer, Petar Kočić, Eileen Chang, Peter Altenberg, Pacuvius, and Uri Avnery.

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Among people born in 1927, Dick Bruna ranks 95Before him are Jerry Stiller, R. D. Laing, Robert Shaw, Odvar Nordli, Ram Narayan, and Dana Elcar. After him are Eldar Ryazanov, Eartha Kitt, Vernon L. Smith, Jorge Batlle, Hans Schäfer, and Martin Walser. Among people deceased in 2017, Dick Bruna ranks 101Before him are Robert Hardy, Emma Morano, Loalwa Braz, George Young, Bruce McCandless II, and Pierre Bergé. After him are Bill Paxton, Christine Kaufmann, Manuel Marín, Hans Schäfer, Jannis Kounellis, and Félix Mourinho.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Dick Bruna ranks 264 out of 1,646Before him are Willem van Hanegem (1944), Carel Struycken (1948), Otto van Veen (1556), Nicolaes Maes (1634), Danny Blind (1961), and Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856). After him are Mark van Bommel (1977), Jacob van Campen (1596), Armin van Buuren (1976), William, Prince of Orange (1840), Constantijn Huygens (1596), and Frederik Ruysch (1638).

Among WRITERS In Netherlands

Among writers born in Netherlands, Dick Bruna ranks 8Before him are Isabelle de Charrière (1740), Multatuli (1820), Harry Mulisch (1927), Robert van Gulik (1910), Etty Hillesum (1914), and Cees Nooteboom (1933). After him are Constantijn Huygens (1596), Isaac Titsingh (1745), Jacob Cats (1577), Aagje Deken (1741), Herman Gorter (1864), and Annie M. G. Schmidt (1911).