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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 the 21st century. Anderson wrote also historical novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Poul Anderson has received more than 615,063 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Poul Anderson is the 1,242nd most popular writer (down from 1,114th in 2019), the 1,550th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,275th in 2019) and the 150th 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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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.57

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  • 3.63

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Among writers, Poul Anderson ranks 1,242 out of 5,755Before him are José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Ljudevit Gaj, Andrei Platonov, Quintus Fabius Pictor, Yosa Buson, and Babrius. After him are Jerzy Kosiński, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Giovanni Verga, Valerie Solanas, Anthony Bourdain, and Laura Marx.

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Among people born in 1926, Poul Anderson ranks 81Before him are Alan Greenspan, Andrew Schally, John Berger, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Gus Grissom, and Jorge Medina. After him are James Stirling, László Papp, Michel Butor, Abdul Rahim Hatif, David H. Hubel, and Youssef Chahine. Among people deceased in 2001, Poul Anderson ranks 48Before him are Ken Kesey, Henry Lee Lucas, Giovanni Leone, Emilie Schindler, Edward Gierek, and Francisco da Costa Gomes. After him are Donald J. Cram, W. G. Sebald, David Graf, Michele Alboreto, Francisco Rabal, and Vittorio Brambilla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 1,550 out of 18,182Before him are James Van Allen (1914), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980), Matt LeBlanc (1967), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Michelle Phillips (1944), and Harry Stack Sullivan (1892). After him are Paul L. Modrich (1946), Leslie Groves (1896), Kim Carnes (1945), Lisa Ann (1972), Tony Shalhoub (1953), and Joseph L. Goldstein (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Poul Anderson ranks 150Before him are John Dickson Carr (1906), Dan Simmons (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), and Carson McCullers (1917). After him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Valerie Solanas (1936), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), Robin Hobb (1952), and James Baldwin (1924).