Morgan Robertson

1861 - 1915

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Morgan Andrew Robertson (September 30, 1861 – March 24, 1915) was an American author of short stories and novels, and the self-proclaimed inventor of the periscope. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Morgan Robertson has received more than 273,825 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Morgan Robertson is the 2,196th most popular writer (down from 1,872nd in 2019), the 2,838th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,357th in 2019) and the 257th most popular Writer.

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  • 17

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Among writers, Morgan Robertson ranks 2,196 out of 5,755Before him are Cleitarchus, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Mak Dizdar, Magnus Felix Ennodius, Yasmina Reza, and Zygmunt Krasiński. After him are Walter of Châtillon, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Matthew Arnold, John Flanagan, and Édouard Drumont.

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Among people born in 1861, Morgan Robertson ranks 59Before him are Vazha-Pshavela, Juhani Aho, Eduard, Duke of Anhalt, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Nellie Melba, and Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen. After him are Spyridon Samaras, Edith Roosevelt, William Renshaw, Alexey Kaledin, Ivana Kobilca, and Charlie Soong. Among people deceased in 1915, Morgan Robertson ranks 40Before him are Ankō Itosu, Oswald Külpe, Vazha-Pshavela, Gabriel von Max, Walter Crane, and Sandford Fleming. After him are Akaki Tsereteli, Hans Gross, Inoue Kaoru, Otto Weddigen, Nagakura Shinpachi, and Karl Lamprecht.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Morgan Robertson ranks 2,838 out of 18,182Before him are George Segal (1934), John Edward Williams (1922), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), Karen Black (1939), Frances E. Allen (1932), and Lauren Hutton (1943). After him are Walton Walker (1889), Curtis Hanson (1945), Tom Petty (1950), Sam Jones (1933), Lois Chiles (1947), and Sam Waterston (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Morgan Robertson ranks 257Before him are Fritz Leiber (1910), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harold Bloom (1930), Suzanne Collins (1962), Theodore Sturgeon (1918), and John Edward Williams (1922). After him are Ben Hecht (1893), Ivy Lee (1877), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), John Kennedy Toole (1937), and Audre Lorde (1934).