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 244,776 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Morgan Robertson is the 1,873rd most popular writer (down from 1,706th in 2019), the 2,358th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,981st in 2019) and the 217th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Morgan Robertson ranks 1,873 out of 5,794Before him are Frans Sammut, Philippe de Commines, Jean-Jacques Ampère, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Juvencus, and Sergei Dovlatov. After him are Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Vazha-Pshavela, Jean Bolland, Juan Goytisolo, and Christian Jacq.

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Among people born in 1861, Morgan Robertson ranks 43Before him are Luigi Facta, Nettie Stevens, Santiago Rusiñol, Walter Simons, Maurice Blondel, and Jurji Zaydan. After him are Louis Anquetin, Vazha-Pshavela, Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, John William Godward, Spyridon Samaras, and James Mark Baldwin. Among people deceased in 1915, Morgan Robertson ranks 32Before him are Konstantin Makovsky, François Faber, Anton von Werner, Theodor Leschetizky, Friedrich Loeffler, and Oswald Külpe. After him are Vazha-Pshavela, I. L. Peretz, Ankō Itosu, Sandford Fleming, Nadežda Petrović, and Joe Hill.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Morgan Robertson ranks 2,358 out of 15,968Before him are Jessica Chastain (1977), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Betsy Ross (1752), William Halsey Jr. (1882), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), and Beverly D'Angelo (1951). After him are John Kennedy Toole (1937), Jermaine Jackson (1954), Richard Anderson (1926), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Christopher A. Sims (1942), and Robert W. Wood (1868).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Morgan Robertson ranks 217Before him are Harold Bloom (1930), Bernard Malamud (1914), Alex Haley (1921), Ross Macdonald (1915), Stephen Crane (1871), and Dorothy Parker (1893). After him are John Kennedy Toole (1937), Howard Fast (1914), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Ben Hecht (1893), Carl Sandburg (1878), and Lady Randolph Churchill (1854).