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Frank Herbert

1920 - 1986

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Franklin Patrick "Frank" 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 3,735,352 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Frank Herbert is the 169th most popular writer (up from 501st in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from United States (up from 521st in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, Frank Herbert ranks 169 out of 5,755Before him are Lucian, Naguib Mahfouz, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Khalil Gibran, Ivan Turgenev, and Anacreon. After him are Janusz Korczak, Stanisław Lem, Abu Nuwas, Karel Čapek, J. D. Salinger, and Petronius.

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Among people born in 1920, Frank Herbert ranks 6Before him are Pope John Paul II, Federico Fellini, Isaac Asimov, Charles Bukowski, and Yul Brynner. After him are Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Mario Puzo. Among people deceased in 1986, Frank Herbert ranks 8Before him are Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, Olof Palme, Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Cary Grant. After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jean Genet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Herbert ranks 143 out of 18,182Before him are Billy the Kid (1859), Amelia Earhart (1897), Vin Diesel (1967), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Jon Voight (1938), and Steven Seagal (1952). After him are Tupac Shakur (1971), John Wayne (1907), Judy Garland (1922), J. D. Salinger (1919), Steve McQueen (1930), and Will Smith (1968).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Frank Herbert ranks 13Before him are Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), and William Faulkner (1897). After him are J. D. Salinger (1919), Dale Carnegie (1888), John Steinbeck (1902), Emily Dickinson (1830), Herman Melville (1819), and Pearl S. Buck (1892).