Fritz Leiber

1910 - 1992

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Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr. ( LEYE-bər; December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. With writers such as Robert E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Leiber has received more than 617,657 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Fritz Leiber is the 2,273rd most popular writer (down from 2,093rd in 2019), the 2,851st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,744th in 2019) and the 248th most popular American Writer.

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Wanderer
Scienct Fiction, Fiction, Hugo Award Winner
Gather, darkness!
The swords of Lankhmar
Science Fiction, Fiction
The Big Time
Fantasy fiction, Science fiction, War stories
Swords Against Death
Fantasy, Fiction, American Science fiction
Swords and Deviltry
Fantasy, Fiction, American Fantasy fiction
The first of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and Grey Mouser series. A collection of short stories.


Among writers, Fritz Leiber ranks 2,273 out of 7,302Before him are Patrick Pearse, Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh, Đura Jakšić, Edward Bunker, Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, and August von Platen-Hallermünde. After him are John W. Campbell, Henri Desgrange, Rahul Sankrityayan, Christina Rossetti, Heinrich Glarean, and Tomé Pires.

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Among people born in 1910, Fritz Leiber ranks 112Before him are Sylvia Sidney, Rudolf Kempe, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Félix Candela, Ruan Lingyu, and Lothar Collatz. After him are John W. Campbell, Cao Yu, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Hazi Aslanov, Bernard Voorhoof, and Howlin' Wolf. Among people deceased in 1992, Fritz Leiber ranks 91Before him are Richard Brooks, Jean Dieudonné, Audre Lorde, Wang Hongwen, Arpad Elo, and Josy Barthel. After him are Giorgio Perlasca, Jeff Porcaro, Yang Kyoungjong, Suleiman Frangieh, Dana Andrews, and Tevfik Esenç.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fritz Leiber ranks 2,851 out of 20,380Before him are Don McLean (1945), Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851), Edward Bunker (1933), Patricia Arquette (1968), George Lincoln Rockwell (1918), and Frank Knight (1885). After him are Everett McGill (1945), Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), Helen Frankenthaler (1928), Selena (1971), and Alan Dershowitz (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Fritz Leiber ranks 248Before him are Audre Lorde (1934), Joseph Heller (1923), Wayne Dyer (1940), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Harlan Coben (1962), and Edward Bunker (1933). After him are John W. Campbell (1910), Robert Ressler (1937), Harold Bloom (1930), William Steig (1907), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), and August Derleth (1909).