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 757,342 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Richard Bach is the 376th most popular writer (down from 375th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from United States (down from 319th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American 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 376 out of 5,794Before him are Joseph Roth, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Jorge Amado, Auguste Escoffier, and Paul Auster. After him are Hector Malot, Jami, Henning Mankell, Beatrix Potter, Patrick Modiano, and Marguerite Yourcenar.

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Among people born in 1936, Richard Bach ranks 17Before him are Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, Mikhail Tal, Wilt Chamberlain, David Carradine, and Barack Obama Sr.. After him are John McCain, F. W. de Klerk, Dennis Hopper, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Barry Barish, and Glen Campbell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Bach ranks 346 out of 15,968Before him are David Carradine (1936), James A. Garfield (1831), Jerry Lewis (1926), Kurt Cobain (1967), Paul Auster (1947), and Angelina Jolie (1975). After him are Charlie Parker (1920), Mary Cassatt (1844), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Rachel Carson (1907), Joe Dassin (1938), and Marvin Gaye (1939).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Bach ranks 38Before him are James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), and Paul Auster (1947). After him are Philip Roth (1933), Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Thomas Wolfe (1900), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922).

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