Mika Waltari

1908 - 1979

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Mika Toimi Waltari (pronounced [ˈmikɑ ˈʋɑltɑri] (listen); 19 September 1908 – 26 August 1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian (Finnish: Sinuhe egyptiläinen). He was extremely productive. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mika Waltari has received more than 217,677 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mika Waltari is the 427th most popular writer (down from 403rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Finland and the 2nd most popular Finnish Writer.

Mika Waltari is most famous for his novels, The Egyptian and The Etruscan.

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  • 75.20

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mika Waltari ranks 427 out of 5,794Before him are Osamu Dazai, G. K. Chesterton, William Makepeace Thackeray, Phaedrus, Lactantius, and Fausto Cercignani. After him are Percy Fawcett, Alfred de Musset, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Andrzej Sapkowski, Sei Shōnagon, and Kurt Vonnegut.

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Among people born in 1908, Mika Waltari ranks 20Before him are Olivier Messiaen, Bette Davis, Lev Landau, Geli Raubal, Edward Teller, and Simon Wiesenthal. After him are Anna Magnani, John Bardeen, Amon Göth, David Lean, Nelson Rockefeller, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1979, Mika Waltari ranks 13Before him are Nino Rota, Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Sándor Kocsis. After him are Hanna Reitsch, Hafizullah Amin, Nelson Rockefeller, Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, and Ludvík Svoboda.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Mika Waltari ranks 8 out of 509Before him are Simo Häyhä (1905), Alvar Aalto (1898), Tove Jansson (1914), Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), and Sauli Niinistö (1948). After him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), and Elias Lönnrot (1802).

Among WRITERS In Finland

Among writers born in Finland, Mika Waltari ranks 2Before him are Tove Jansson (1914). After him are Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Arto Paasilinna (1942), Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804), Aleksis Kivi (1834), Pentti Linkola (1932), Zachris Topelius (1818), Väinö Linna (1920), Eino Leino (1878), and Minna Canth (1844).