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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. Best-known for creating the characters Tarzan and John Carter, he also wrote the Pellucidar series, the Amtor series, and the Caspak trilogy. Tarzan was immediately popular, and Burroughs capitalized on it in every way possible, including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies, and merchandise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Rice Burroughs has received more than 2,634,513 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Edgar Rice Burroughs is the 537th most popular writer (down from 443rd in 2019), the 552nd most popular biography from United States (down from 444th in 2019) and the 61st 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 537 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Claudel, Muhammad Iqbal, José Martí, Premchand, Patrick Süskind, and Camille Flammarion. After him are Washington Irving, Eugene O'Neill, Erich Kästner, Marie-Antoine Carême, Ivan Bunin, and Laurence Sterne.

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Among people born in 1875, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 17Before him are Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Marie of Romania, and Vallabhbhai Patel. After him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fritz Kreisler, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul Landowski, and Giovanni Gentile. Among people deceased in 1950, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 15Before him are Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Willis Carrier, Vallabhbhai Patel, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Karl Renner. After him are Heinrich Mann, Kurt Weill, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Nicolai Hartmann, Ramana Maharshi, and Sri Aurobindo.

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Among people born in United States, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 552 out of 18,182Before him are Jerry Lewis (1926), Anthony Perkins (1932), Francis Fukuyama (1952), James Caan (1940), Margaret Keane (1927), and Ernest Lawrence (1901). After him are Thorstein Veblen (1857), Joseph Barbera (1911), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), and Dean Martin (1917).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edgar Rice Burroughs ranks 61Before him are Allen Ginsberg (1926), George R. R. Martin (1948), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sidney Sheldon (1917), and T. S. Eliot (1888). After him are Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Michael Crichton (1942), and Anne Rice (1941).