Ray Bradbury

1920 - 2012

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (; August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers, he worked in a variety of modes, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction.Bradbury was mainly known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951). Most of his best known work is speculative fiction, but he also worked in other genres, such as the coming of age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Bradbury has received more than 4,566,868 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Ray Bradbury is the 157th most popular writer (up from 172nd in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from United States and the 14th most popular American Writer.

Ray Bradbury is most famous for writing Fahrenheit 451, which is a dystopian novel about a future society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.

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Among writers, Ray Bradbury ranks 157 out of 5,794Before him are André Breton, Mikhail Bulgakov, Pindar, Novalis, Janusz Korczak, and William Faulkner. After him are H. G. Wells, Abu Nuwas, Herman Melville, Elias Canetti, Murasaki Shikibu, and Du Fu.

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Among people born in 1920, Ray Bradbury ranks 6Before him are Pope John Paul II, Isaac Asimov, Federico Fellini, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bukowski. After him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, and Paul Celan. Among people deceased in 2012, Ray Bradbury ranks 2Before him is Neil Armstrong. After him are Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Whitney Houston, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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Among people born in United States, Ray Bradbury ranks 129 out of 15,968Before him are John Steinbeck (1902), Carl Rogers (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), and William Faulkner (1897). After him are Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), Grace Kelly (1929), Herman Melville (1819), Woodrow Wilson (1856), and Linus Pauling (1901).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ray Bradbury ranks 14Before him are Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), and William Faulkner (1897). After him are Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803).