Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

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Isaac Asimov (; c.  January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Asimov has received more than 7,390,690 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Isaac Asimov is the 73rd most popular writer (up from 75th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Russia (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Writer.

Isaac Asimov is most famous for his science fiction novels and short stories.

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Among writers, Isaac Asimov ranks 73 out of 5,794Before him are Rabindranath Tagore, Ayn Rand, Hesiod, Li Bai, Pablo Neruda, and Charles Perrault. After him are Jack London, Lewis Carroll, Romain Rolland, Marquis de Sade, Giorgio Vasari, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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Among people born in 1920, Isaac Asimov ranks 2Before him is Pope John Paul II. After him are Federico Fellini, Yul Brynner, Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, and Paul Celan. Among people deceased in 1992, Isaac Asimov ranks 2Before him is Marlene Dietrich. After him are Alexander Dubček, Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, John Cage, Astor Piazzolla, Francis Bacon, Mikhail Tal, and Olivier Messiaen.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Isaac Asimov ranks 24 out of 2,688Before him are Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Ayn Rand (1905). After him are Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Yul Brynner (1920), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Isaac Asimov ranks 7Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Maxim Gorky (1868), and Ayn Rand (1905). After him are Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861).