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Isaac Asimov

1920 - 1992

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Isaac Asimov ( AZ-ih-mov; c.  January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. During his lifetime, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. A prolific writer, he wrote or edited more than 500 books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Asimov has received more than 9,937,224 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 111 in 2019). Isaac Asimov is the 71st most popular writer (up from 73rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 24th in 2019) and the 5th 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 71 out of 5,755Before him are Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, James Joyce, Romain Rolland, and Giacomo Casanova. After him are Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges.

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Among people born in 1920, Isaac Asimov ranks 3Before him are Pope John Paul II and Federico Fellini. After him are Charles Bukowski, Yul Brynner, Frank Herbert, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Mario Puzo. Among people deceased in 1992, Isaac Asimov ranks 2Before him is Marlene Dietrich. After him are Alexander Dubček, Willy Brandt, Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Astor Piazzolla, Menachem Begin, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Mikhail Tal, and Francis Bacon.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Isaac Asimov ranks 22 out of 3,262Before him are Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), Igor Stravinsky (1882), and Kim Jong-il (1941). After him are Alexander I of Russia (1777), Ayn Rand (1905), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Isaac Asimov ranks 5Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Alexander Pushkin (1799). After him are Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).