WRITER

Gunnar Gunnarsson

1889 - 1975

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Gunnar Gunnarsson (18 May 1889 – 21 November 1975) was an Icelandic author who wrote mainly in Danish. He grew up, in considerable poverty, on Valþjófsstaður in Fljótsdalur valley and on Ljótsstaðir in Vopnafjörður. During the first half of 20th century he became one of the most popular novelists in Denmark and Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Gunnarsson has received more than 43,809 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gunnar Gunnarsson is the 1,342nd most popular writer (up from 1,406th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Iceland (up from 14th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Icelander Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Gunnar Gunnarsson ranks 1,342 out of 5,794Before him are Kâtip Çelebi, Thomas Chatterton, Khaled Hosseini, Erich Segal, Joanot Martorell, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila. After him are Michael Connelly, Judah Leon Abravanel, Robert E. Howard, Gore Vidal, Léon Werth, and Hugo Claus.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Gunnar Gunnarsson ranks 55Before him are Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Lyubov Popova, Siegfried Kracauer, Prince Erik, Duke of Västmanland, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, and Reşat Nuri Güntekin. After him are Hannah Höch, Stanislav Kosior, Harry Nyquist, Imre Schlosser, Olave Baden-Powell, and Richard Glücks. Among people deceased in 1975, Gunnar Gunnarsson ranks 51Before him are Dong Biwu, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Avery Brundage, Thornton Wilder, and Rex Stout. After him are George Stevens, Ivan Maisky, Georg Ots, Fredric March, Walker Evans, and William A. Wellman.

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In Iceland

Among people born in Iceland, Gunnar Gunnarsson ranks 12 out of 166Before him are Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (1942), Björk (1965), Bjarni Herjólfsson (966), Egill Skallagrímsson (904), Ari Thorgilsson (1067), and Jón Sigurðsson (1811). After him are Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (1894), Kristján Eldjárn (1916), Sæmundr fróði (1056), Arnaldur Indriðason (1961), Jón Arason (1484), and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (1968).

Among WRITERS In Iceland

Among writers born in Iceland, Gunnar Gunnarsson ranks 4Before him are Snorri Sturluson (1179), Halldór Laxness (1902), and Egill Skallagrímsson (904). After him are Sæmundr fróði (1056), Arnaldur Indriðason (1961), Jón Arason (1484), Magnús Scheving (1964), Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614), Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807), Sturla Þórðarson (1214), and Matthías Jochumsson (1835).