Frank Herbert

1920 - 1986

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Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction author best known for the 1965 novel Dune and its five sequels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Herbert has received more than 3,097,253 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Frank Herbert is the 501st most popular writer (up from 623rd in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from United States (up from 612th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Writer.

Frank Herbert is most famous for his science fiction novel Dune.

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Among writers, Frank Herbert ranks 501 out of 5,794Before him are Ludvig Holberg, George Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, D. H. Lawrence, Octavio Paz, and Muhammad Iqbal. After him are Ellen G. White, George Steiner, Giorgos Seferis, Héloïse, Abai Qunanbaiuly, and Vasily Grossman.

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Among people born in 1920, Frank Herbert ranks 21Before him are Montgomery Clift, Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, Traudl Junge, Zecharia Sitchin, and Boris Vian. After him are Melina Mercouri, Amália Rodrigues, John Demjanjuk, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Richard von Weizsäcker, and Owen Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 1986, Frank Herbert ranks 16Before him are Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Henry Moore, Jean Genet, Harold Macmillan, and Cliff Burton. After him are Benny Goodman, Celâl Bayar, Urho Kekkonen, Albert Szent-Györgyi, L. Ron Hubbard, and Vincente Minnelli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Herbert ranks 521 out of 15,968Before him are Allen Ginsberg (1926), William Holden (1918), Babe Ruth (1895), Jim Jones (1931), Michael Landon (1936), and Lou Reed (1942). After him are Ellen G. White (1827), Jodie Foster (1962), Richard Widmark (1914), Michael Porter (1947), Howard Hawks (1896), and Tyrone Power (1914).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Frank Herbert ranks 59Before him are Tennessee Williams (1911), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Allen Ginsberg (1926). After him are Ellen G. White (1827), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), and Dean Koontz (1945).