Eyvind Johnson

1900 - 1976

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Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish novelist and short story writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eyvind Johnson has received more than 133,853 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Eyvind Johnson is the 466th most popular writer (up from 568th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 77th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Writer.

Eyvind Johnson is most famous for his novel, The Emigrants, which was published in 1949. The book is about a group of Swedish immigrants who leave their homeland to start a new life in America.

Memorability Metrics

  • 130k

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  • 67.43

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  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Strändernas svall
Soldatens återkomst
Drömmar om rosor och eld
Slutspel i ungdomen
Hans nådes tid
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Page views of Eyvind Johnsons by language

Over the past year Eyvind Johnson has had the most page views in the with 26,733 views, followed by English (16,983), and German (3,506). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (132.60%), Kazakh (116.08%), and Hindi (101.34%)


Among writers, Eyvind Johnson ranks 466 out of 7,302Before him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Tibullus, Marguerite de Navarre, Saint-John Perse, and John Galsworthy. After him are Margaret Atwood, Traudl Junge, Jules Michelet, Athenaeus, Louise de La Vallière, and Joris-Karl Huysmans.

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Among people born in 1900, Eyvind Johnson ranks 22Before him are Spencer Tracy, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Márai, Jacques Prévert, Charles Francis Richter, and Urho Kekkonen. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Giorgos Seferis, Hans Adolf Krebs, Richard Kuhn, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, and Kurt Weill. Among people deceased in 1976, Eyvind Johnson ranks 20Before him are Henrik Dam, Ulrike Meinhof, Man Ray, J. Paul Getty, Joachim Peiper, and Jacques Monod. After him are Benjamin Britten, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Leopold Ružička, Zhu De, Raymond Queneau, and Choe Yong-gon.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Eyvind Johnson ranks 71 out of 1,879Before him are Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Sven-Göran Eriksson (1948), Arne Tiselius (1902), Hilma af Klint (1862), Dolph Lundgren (1957), and Theodor Svedberg (1884). After him are Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Louise of Sweden (1851), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (1937), Hannes Alfvén (1908), Sven Hedin (1865), and Eric IX of Sweden (1120).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Eyvind Johnson ranks 7Before him are Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Astrid Lindgren (1907), August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), and Henning Mankell (1948). After him are Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Maj Sjöwall (1935).