Richard Bach

1936 - Today

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Richard David Bach (born June 23, 1936) is an American writer widely known as the author of some of the 1970s' biggest sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977). Bach has written numerous works of fiction and also non-fiction flight-related titles. Most of Bach's books have been semi-autobiographical, using actual or fictionalized events from his life to illustrate his philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Bach has received more than 883,664 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Richard Bach is the 451st most popular writer (down from 376th in 2019), the 457th most popular biography from United States (down from 346th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Writer.

Richard Bach is most famous for his book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, which tells the story of a seagull who is bored with his life and decides to explore the world.

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Among writers, Richard Bach ranks 451 out of 5,755Before him are Seneca the Elder, Ágota Kristóf, Gabriela Mistral, Qu Yuan, Ève Curie, and Livius Andronicus. After him are Thomas Paine, John Galsworthy, Ilya Ehrenburg, Athenaeus, Anaïs Nin, and Salman Rushdie.

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Among people born in 1936, Richard Bach ranks 22Before him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Robert Woodrow Wilson, David Carradine, Barack Obama Sr., F. W. de Klerk, and Harald zur Hausen. After him are Dennis Hopper, Wilt Chamberlain, Zubin Mehta, Glen Campbell, Jim Clark, and Ismail Kadare.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Bach ranks 457 out of 18,182Before him are Pat Morita (1932), Jim Jones (1931), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Sharon Stone (1958), Willis Carrier (1876), and Iggy Pop (1947). After him are Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Terry Gilliam (1940), George Armstrong Custer (1839), and Diana Ross (1944).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Bach ranks 48Before him are Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), Gertrude Stein (1874), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and Tennessee Williams (1911). After him are William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and Harriet Tubman (1820).

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