Poul Anderson

1926 - 2001

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Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author from the 1940s until the 21st century. Anderson wrote fantasy novels, historical novels, and short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Poul Anderson has received more than 563,498 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Poul Anderson is the 1,114th most popular writer (down from 916th in 2019), the 1,276th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,003rd in 2019) and the 134th 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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Among writers, Poul Anderson ranks 1,114 out of 5,794Before him are Al-Mutanabbi, Yosa Buson, Bulat Okudzhava, Ibn Khallikan, Sam Shepard, and Aristophanes of Byzantium. After him are Jean Giono, Joseph Karo, Ľudovít Štúr, Danielle Steel, Lü Dongbin, and James Baldwin.

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Among people born in 1926, Poul Anderson ranks 73Before him are Shohei Imamura, Vasily Arkhipov, Gyula Grosics, Joan Sutherland, Yoshio Okada, and Noah Gordon. After him are Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Jean-Pierre Serre, Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Alan Greenspan, Michel Butor, and Shigeo Sugimoto. Among people deceased in 2001, Poul Anderson ranks 42Before him are Isaac Stern, Chung Ju-yung, Clifford Shull, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Ken Kesey, and Juan Antonio Villacañas. After him are Timothy McVeigh, Masao Ono, Indro Montanelli, W. G. Sebald, Stanley Kramer, and Emilie Schindler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 1,276 out of 15,968Before him are Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ron Howard (1954), Robert Moog (1934), Sam Shepard (1943), Pat Garrett (1850), and Spike Lee (1957). After him are Timothy McVeigh (1968), Lucy Liu (1968), David McClelland (1917), Dionne Warwick (1940), Danielle Steel (1947), and Rick Rubin (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 134Before him are Virginia Henderson (1897), Robert Sheckley (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Diana Gabaldon (1952), Noah Gordon (1926), and Sam Shepard (1943). After him are Danielle Steel (1947), James Baldwin (1924), William Carlos Williams (1883), Harry Harrison (1925), Anthony Bourdain (1956), and Joyce Carol Oates (1938).