Roald Dahl

1916 - 1990

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a Norwegian-British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roald Dahl has received more than 11,259,655 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 228th most popular writer.

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  • 5.29

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Among writers, Roald Dahl ranks 226 out of 4,883Before him are Torquato Tasso, Lu Xun, Wisława Szymborska, François de La Rochefoucauld, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Jacob Grimm. After him are Robert Musil, Taras Shevchenko, Svetlana Alexievich, Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, and Nâzım Hikmet.

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Among people born in 1916, Roald Dahl ranks 7Before him are François Mitterrand, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, Aldo Moro, Elena Ceaușescu, and Francis Crick. After him are Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Ahmed Ben Bella, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Claude Shannon, Olivia de Havilland, and Ferruccio Lamborghini. Among people deceased in 1990, Roald Dahl ranks 4Before him are Rajneesh, Lev Yashin, and Greta Garbo. After him are B. F. Skinner, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, Pavel Cherenkov, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roald Dahl ranks 163 out of 5,347Before him are Cat Stevens (1948), George Boole (1815), Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (1846), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), and Francis Crick (1916). After him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Phil Collins (1951), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry V of England (1386), William Gilbert (1544), and Bobby Charlton (1937).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Roald Dahl ranks 23Before him are Aldous Huxley (1894), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), William Golding (1911), and C. S. Lewis (1898). After him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Terry Pratchett (1948), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Ian Fleming (1908), John Keats (1795), and Graham Greene (1904).