Maria Gripe

1923 - 2007

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Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923 – 5 April 2007), was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, which were often written in magical and mystical tone. She has written almost forty books, with many of her characters presented in short series of three or four books (e.g. Hugo and Josephine books, the Shadow series, and the titles about Lotten). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Gripe has received more than 38,761 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Maria Gripe is the 1,687th most popular writer (down from 1,600th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular Swedish Writer.

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Among writers, Maria Gripe ranks 1,687 out of 5,794Before her are Lu You, Nicander, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Gerald Gardner, Ivan Klíma, and Nora Roberts. After her are Akiyuki Nosaka, Uri Avnery, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Felice Romani, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, and Catherine Vasa of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1923, Maria Gripe ranks 97Before her are Wes Montgomery, Chuck Yeager, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Ernst Nolte, Belisario Betancur, and Alicia de Larrocha. After her are Uri Avnery, Philly Joe Jones, Yves Bonnefoy, Bettie Page, Otfried Preußler, and Bert Kaempfert. Among people deceased in 2007, Maria Gripe ranks 81Before her are Sri Chinmoy, Ousmane Sembène, Arawa Kimura, Kiichi Miyazawa, Petar Stambolić, and Hrant Dink. After her are Jean-Pierre Vernant, Aaron Russo, Kisho Kurokawa, Michael Jackson, Paul Cohen, and Ian Stevenson.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Maria Gripe ranks 244 out of 1,296Before her are Princess Eugénie of Sweden (1830), Bo Widerberg (1930), Olaus Petri (1493), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Sweden (1116), Henrik Larsson (1971), and Lennart Bernadotte (1909). After her are Catherine Vasa of Sweden (1539), Stig Anderson (1931), Karin Boye (1900), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Georg Brandt (1694), and Catherine Stenbock (1535).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Maria Gripe ranks 21Before her are Ellen Key (1849), Stig Dagerman (1923), Per Wahlöö (1926), Håkan Nesser (1950), Camilla Läckberg (1974), and Olaus Petri (1493). After her are Catherine Vasa of Sweden (1539), Karin Boye (1900), Hjalmar Söderberg (1869), Elsa Beskow (1874), Frans G. Bengtsson (1894), and Vilhelm Moberg (1898).