Edgar Rice Burroughs

1875 - 1950

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his prolific output in the adventure, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Most well-known for creating the characters Tarzan and John Carter, he is also known for writing the Pellucidar series, the Amtor series, and the Caspak trilogy. Burroughs' California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Rice Burroughs has received more than 2,287,173 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Edgar Rice Burroughs is the 443rd most popular writer (up from 492nd in 2019), the 444th most popular biography from United States (up from 467th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Writer.

Edgar Rice Burroughs is most famous for his series of novels about the adventures of Tarzan.

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Among writers, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 443 out of 5,794Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, Ken Follett, Baldassare Castiglione, and Tom Clancy. After him are Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ilya Ehrenburg, Enid Blyton, Comte de Lautréamont, Johannes V. Jensen, and William S. Burroughs.

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Among people born in 1875, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 15Before him are Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Ibn Saud, Albert I of Belgium, and Mikhail Kalinin. After him are Vallabhbhai Patel, Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, Marie of Romania, Giovanni Gentile, and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. Among people deceased in 1950, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 9Before him are Joseph Schumpeter, Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. After him are Johannes V. Jensen, Marcel Mauss, Vallabhbhai Patel, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Léon Blum, and Albert Lebrun.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 444 out of 15,968Before him are Stanley Cohen (1922), Frank Abagnale (1948), Tom Clancy (1947), Julianne Moore (1960), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), and Joseph Henry (1797). After him are Douglas Engelbart (1925), Kurt Russell (1951), Carroll Shelby (1923), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Dillinger (1903), and The Notorious B.I.G. (1972).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 47Before him are Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Tom Clancy (1947). After him are William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Susan Sontag (1933), and Tennessee Williams (1911).