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John W. Campbell

1910 - 1971

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John Wood Campbell Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. He was editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death and was part of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Campbell wrote super-science space opera under his own name and stories under his primary pseudonym, Don A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John W. Campbell has received more than 562,595 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. John W. Campbell is the 2,039th most popular writer (down from 1,943rd in 2019), the 2,666th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,444th in 2019) and the 244th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, John W. Campbell ranks 2,039 out of 5,755Before him are Jacques Amyot, Honoré d'Urfé, Ana María Matute, Violette Leduc, Annie Proulx, and Tomé Pires. After him are Georg Heym, Doppo Kunikida, D. R. Bendre, Giovanni Botero, Benjamin Péret, and Yoshida Kenkō.

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Among people born in 1910, John W. Campbell ranks 94Before him are Joy Adamson, Jack Hawkins, Giorgio Perlasca, Carmine Coppola, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, and Rudolf Lange. After him are Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Yusof Ishak, Hazi Aslanov, Fritz Leiber, Ngô Đình Nhu, and Heinz Hoffmann. Among people deceased in 1971, John W. Campbell ranks 67Before him are Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Hermann Ehrhardt, Paul Lukas, Erich Abraham, and August Derleth. After him are T. V. Soong, Joseph Valachi, Royal Rife, Viktor Patsayev, Philo Farnsworth, and József Zakariás.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John W. Campbell ranks 2,666 out of 18,182Before him are Keith Carradine (1949), John Connally (1917), Edwin Sutherland (1883), John C. Calhoun (1782), Annie Proulx (1935), and Richard Beymer (1938). After him are Dan Flavin (1933), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), Tito Puente (1923), Philip Abelson (1913), Jeff Daniels (1955), and Ben Bernanke (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John W. Campbell ranks 244Before him are Harlan Coben (1962), Michael Cunningham (1952), Nelson Algren (1909), Joseph Heller (1923), August Derleth (1909), and Annie Proulx (1935). After him are James M. Cain (1892), William Moulton Marston (1893), Erich Segal (1937), Djuna Barnes (1892), Maurice Sendak (1928), and Flannery O'Connor (1925).