Hugo Gernsback

1884 - 1967

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Hugo Gernsback (; born Hugo Gernsbacher, August 16, 1884 – August 19, 1967) was a Luxembourgish–American inventor, writer, editor, and magazine publisher, best known for publications including the first science fiction magazine. His contributions to the genre as publisher—although not as a writer—were so significant that, along with the novelists H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, he is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugo Gernsback has received more than 614,685 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hugo Gernsback is the 1,262nd most popular writer (up from 1,315th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Luxembourg (up from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Hugo Gernsback ranks 1,262 out of 5,755Before him are Arnold Zweig, Régis Debray, B. K. S. Iyengar, Blaise Cendrars, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Antoine de Montchrestien. After him are Odo of Cluny, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Lu Yu, Aleksandr Kuprin, P. G. Wodehouse, and Mahadevi Varma.

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Among people born in 1884, Hugo Gernsback ranks 44Before him are Étienne Gilson, Petru Groza, Robert J. Flaherty, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Empress Teimei, and Louis B. Mayer. After him are Antonín Zápotocký, Zinaida Serebriakova, Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Hugo Schmeisser, Maria Spiridonova, and Ivan Maisky. Among people deceased in 1967, Hugo Gernsback ranks 53Before him are Tamara Bunke, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, Gus Grissom, Forough Farrokhzad, and Carson McCullers. After him are Luigi Tenco, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Ed White, Zinaida Serebriakova, Julien Duvivier, and Vladimir Bartol.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Hugo Gernsback ranks 13 out of 79Before him are Étienne Lenoir (1822), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Jacques Santer (1937), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), and Gaston Thorn (1928). After him are Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894), Edward Steichen (1879), Joseph Bech (1887), Charly Gaul (1932), Nicolas Frantz (1899), and Josy Barthel (1927).

Among WRITERS In Luxembourg

Among writers born in Luxembourg, Hugo Gernsback ranks 1