Martin Gardner

1914 - 2010

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Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and popular science writer with interests also encompassing scientific skepticism, micromagic, philosophy, religion, and literature – especially the writings of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum, and G. K. Chesterton. He was also a leading authority on Lewis Carroll. The Annotated Alice, which incorporated the text of Carroll's two Alice books, was his most successful work and sold over a million copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Gardner has received more than 728,787 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Martin Gardner is the 1,402nd most popular writer (up from 1,437th in 2019), the 1,778th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,740th in 2019) and the 170th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Martin Gardner ranks 1,402 out of 5,755Before him are Pehr Henrik Ling, Hieronymus of Cardia, Marcus Garvey, Lord Alfred Douglas, A. E. van Vogt, and Philippe Soupault. After him are Colin Dexter, Matthew Lewis, Gavrila Derzhavin, Ivan Kotliarevsky, Sadegh Hedayat, and Ida Tarbell.

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Among people born in 1914, Martin Gardner ranks 66Before him are Unity Mitford, Kurt Franz, Creighton Abrams, Lina Bo Bardi, Edward T. Hall, and Jean-Pierre Vernant. After him are Pierre Balmain, Demetrios I of Constantinople, Carlo Maria Giulini, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Asger Jorn, and Lazar Koliševski. Among people deceased in 2010, Martin Gardner ranks 55Before him are Ryszard Kaczorowski, Mario Monicelli, Francisco Varallo, Enzo Bearzot, Juliet Anderson, and Bent Larsen. After him are Hwang Jang-yop, Antony Flew, James Black, Israel Tal, Solomon Burke, and Milka Planinc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Gardner ranks 1,778 out of 18,182Before him are Axl Rose (1962), Steven Chu (1948), Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Michael Massee (1952), and Owen Wilson (1968). After him are Jeffrey Dean Morgan (1966), George Chakiris (1934), Matthew Broderick (1962), Melinda Gates (1964), Walt Whitman Rostow (1916), and Lady Bird Johnson (1912).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Martin Gardner ranks 170Before him are James Oliver Curwood (1878), Edward Albee (1928), Norman Mailer (1923), Diana Gabaldon (1952), James Patterson (1947), and Thornton Wilder (1897). After him are Ida Tarbell (1857), Ira Levin (1929), Dorothy Parker (1893), Tom Wolfe (1930), Rick Riordan (1964), and Philip José Farmer (1918).