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 556,408 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Martin Gardner is the 1,437th most popular writer (down from 1,253rd in 2019), the 1,741st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,422nd in 2019) and the 167th most popular American Writer.

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  • 39

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  • 5.19

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  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Martin Gardner ranks 1,437 out of 5,794. Before him are Gottfried August Bürger, Louise Labé, Stéphane Hessel, César Vallejo, Wayne Dyer, and Yevgenia Ginzburg. After him are Li Qingzhao, Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Madame d'Aulnoy, Sadegh Hedayat, and Gampopa.

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Among people born in 1914, Martin Gardner ranks 65Before him are Creighton Abrams, Agostino Casaroli, Koichi Oita, Lazar Koliševski, Francisco da Costa Gomes, and Shapour Bakhtiar. After him are William Vickrey, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Yakov Zeldovich, Lina Bo Bardi, Akira Nozawa, and James Van Allen. Among people deceased in 2010, Martin Gardner ranks 53Before him are Francisco Varallo, Erich Segal, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Juliet Anderson, Bekim Fehmiu, and Patricia Neal. After him are Anton Geesink, Raymond Franz, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Maria Kaczyńska, Carlos Andrés Pérez, and Ryszard Kaczorowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Gardner ranks 1,741 out of 15,968. Before him are Madeleine Stowe (1958), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), John Frankenheimer (1930), Walker Evans (1903), Patricia Neal (1926), and Wayne Dyer (1940). After him are Robert Smithson (1938), Jennifer Garner (1972), Cy Twombly (1928), Eddie Constantine (1913), James McKeen Cattell (1860), and Raymond Franz (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Martin Gardner ranks 167Before him are Jack Vance (1916), Ira Levin (1929), James Patterson (1947), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Edward Albee (1928), and Wayne Dyer (1940). After him are Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jane Jacobs (1916), and Samuel R. Delany (1942).