Henning Mankell

1948 - 2015

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Henning Georg Mankell (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛ̂nːɪŋ ˈmǎŋːkɛl]; 3 February 1948 – 5 October 2015) was a Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander. He also wrote a number of plays and screenplays for television. He was a left-wing social critic and activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henning Mankell has received more than 910,372 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Henning Mankell is the 379th most popular writer (down from 374th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 50th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swedish Writer.

Henning Mankell is most famous for his detective novels about Kurt Wallander, a Swedish police officer. The books are set in the fictional town of Ystad, where Wallander is the head of the local police department.

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Among writers, Henning Mankell ranks 379 out of 5,794Before him are Jorge Amado, Auguste Escoffier, Paul Auster, Richard Bach, Hector Malot, and Jami. After him are Beatrix Potter, Patrick Modiano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Éluard, Czesław Miłosz, and Philip Roth.

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Among people born in 1948, Henning Mankell ranks 15Before him are Ozzy Osbourne, Eckhart Tolle, Jean-Michel Jarre, Hassan Rouhani, John R. Bolton, and Jan Palach. After him are Jeremy Irons, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kathy Bates, Sauli Niinistö, Andrzej Sapkowski, and Frank Abagnale. Among people deceased in 2015, Henning Mankell ranks 13Before him are Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, B.B. King, and Anita Ekberg. After him are Süleyman Demirel, Helmut Schmidt, Lemmy, Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, and Kim Young-sam.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Henning Mankell ranks 49 out of 1,296Before him are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten (1906), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Princess Märtha of Sweden (1901), Astrid of Sweden (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Anita Ekberg (1931). After him are Eric XIV of Sweden (1533), Folke Bernadotte (1895), Axel von Fersen the Younger (1755), Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), and Benny Andersson (1946).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Henning Mankell ranks 6Before him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), and Pär Lagerkvist (1891). After him are Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Harry Martinson (1904), Stieg Larsson (1954), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), and Per Olov Enquist (1934).