Poul Anderson

1926 - 2001

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Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American fantasy and science fiction author who was active from the 1940s until his death in 2001. Anderson also wrote historical novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Poul Anderson has received more than 719,732 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Poul Anderson is the 1,290th most popular writer (down from 1,233rd in 2019), the 1,529th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,550th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular American Writer.

Poul Anderson is most famous for his science fiction and fantasy writing. He was a prolific author of both short stories and novels, and was the winner of three Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.

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  • 3.61

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Notable Works

The High Crusade
The king of Ys
Science fiction
The king of Ys, Roma Mater
The Dog and the Wolf
Tau Zero
A collection of works by the award-winning science-fiction author features the complete text of the novel "After Doomsday," as well as a number of short stories that capture futuristic high-tech worlds.

Page views of Poul Andersons by language

Over the past year Poul Anderson has had the most page views in the with 83,923 views, followed by Russian (22,793), and Spanish (8,637). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (499.06%), Haitian (85.71%), and Ido (71.60%)


Among writers, Poul Anderson ranks 1,290 out of 7,302Before him are Josef Čapek, Herrad of Landsberg, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Judah Leon Abravanel, Cratinus, and Thomas Chatterton. After him are Alma Reville, Victor Serge, Jakob Wassermann, Alexander Radishchev, Matthew Lewis, and P. G. Wodehouse.

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Among people born in 1926, Poul Anderson ranks 86Before him are Yoshio Okada, Aaron Klug, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Francisco Rabal, Ta Mok, and Gus Grissom. After him are Joan Sutherland, György Kurtág, Joachim Fest, James Stirling, Karl Richter, and Hugo Banzer. Among people deceased in 2001, Poul Anderson ranks 49Before him are Donald J. Cram, Francisco Rabal, Jacques Mayol, David Graf, Edward Gierek, and Francisco da Costa Gomes. After him are Ken Kesey, Emilie Schindler, Birendra of Nepal, Michele Alboreto, Rehavam Ze'evi, and Joey Ramone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 1,529 out of 20,380Before him are Grace Zabriskie (1941), Matthew Broderick (1962), River Phoenix (1970), Walter Mondale (1928), Frederick Douglass (1818), and Eva Marie Saint (1924). After him are Robert Patrick (1958), Theda Bara (1885), Arthur Penn (1922), Murray Bookchin (1921), Alex Jones (1974), and Pat Nixon (1912).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 142Before him are James Patterson (1947), Irving Stone (1903), Clive Cussler (1931), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Robert Sheckley (1928), and James Brendan Connolly (1868). After him are Danielle Steel (1947), Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Ken Kesey (1935), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Anthony Bourdain (1956), and Maria Shriver (1955).