Robert Ettinger

1918 - 2011

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Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918 – July 23, 2011) was an American academic, known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.Ettinger founded the Cryonics Institute and the related Immortalist Society and until 2003 served as the groups' president. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Ettinger has received more than 93,282 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Robert Ettinger is the 3,210th most popular writer (up from 3,561st in 2019), the 4,196th most popular biography from United States and the 371st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Ettinger ranks 3,210 out of 5,794Before him are Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Josephine Tey, José Giovanni, Ozaki Kōyō, Howard Pyle, and Ruben Sevak. After him are Vladislav Vančura, Laura Mancinelli, Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Anne Tyler, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Jean-François de La Harpe.

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Among people born in 1918, Robert Ettinger ranks 148Before him are Arthur Chung, James Aldridge, Anne Shirley, Hank Jones, Barry Morse, and Oles Honchar. After him are Ted Post, Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Patachou, Ruggiero Ricci, Art Carney, and Jeff Chandler. Among people deceased in 2011, Robert Ettinger ranks 175Before him are Charles T. Kowal, Inge Sørensen, Wilson Greatbatch, Harry Morgan, Koichi Tohei, and Lena Nyman. After him are Sven Tumba, Yevhen Rudakov, Hind Rostom, Thorbjørn Svenssen, Jiří Dienstbier, and Kenneth Mars.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Ettinger ranks 4,196 out of 15,968Before him are Emma Lazarus (1849), Julianna Margulies (1966), Zakk Wylde (1967), Mike Love (1941), John Lurie (1952), and Howard Pyle (1853). After him are Moe Howard (1897), Anthony Zerbe (1936), Greg LeMond (1961), Troy Donahue (1936), David Rasche (1944), and Anne Tyler (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Ettinger ranks 371Before him are Jonathan Franzen (1959), Gloria Vanderbilt (1924), Henrietta Szold (1860), Cotton Mather (1663), Emma Lazarus (1849), and Howard Pyle (1853). After him are Anne Tyler (1941), Glen A. Larson (1937), A. Merritt (1884), James Thurber (1894), James Salter (1925), and Jeff Lindsay (1952).