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Robert Jordan

1948 - 2007

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James Oliver Rigney Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), better known by his pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is known best for his series The Wheel of Time (finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death) which comprises 14 books and a prequel novel. He is one of several writers to have written original Conan the Barbarian novels; his are considered by fans to be some of the best of the non-Robert E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Jordan has received more than 2,583,759 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Robert Jordan is the 1,495th most popular writer (down from 1,162nd in 2019), the 1,842nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,415th in 2019) and the 162nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 2.6M

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  • 58.49

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Great Hunt
Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction, Fantasy fiction
Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —*Variety* The Wheel of Time**®** New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light
Wheel of Time Book Six - Lord of chaos
Fantasy fiction, Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. On the slopes of Shayol Ghul, the Myrddraal swords are forged, and the sky is not the sky of this world; In Salidar the White Tower in exile prepares an embassy to Caemlyn, where Rand Al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, holds the throne--and where an unexpected visitor may change the world.... In Emond's Field, Perrin Goldeneyes, Lord of the Two Rivers, feels the pull of ta'veren to ta'veren and prepares to march... Morgase of Caemlyn finds a most unexpected, and quite unwelcome, ally....And south lies Illian, where Sammael holds sway... TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —*Variety* The Wheel of Time**®** New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light
Conan The Unconquered
American Science fiction
Winter's Heart
Magic, Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Imaginary places
All I can say is this is yet another great chapter in the wheel of time. A must for the fans. A new people called The Kin are introduced. Mat might meet his other wife in this story!
New Spring
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For three days battle has raged in the snow around the great city of Tar Valon. In the city, a Foretelling of the future is uttered. On the slopes of Dragonmount, the immense mountain that looms over the city, is born an infant prophesied to change the world. That child must be found before the forces of the Shadow have an opportunity to kill him. Moiraine Damodred, a young Accepted soon to be raised to Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, a soldier fighting in the battle, are set on paths that will bind their lives together. But those paths are filled with complications and dangers, for Moiraine, of the Royal House of Cairhien, whose king has just died, and Lan, considered the uncrowned king of a nation long dead, find their lives threatened by the plots of those seeking power. "New Spring" related some of these events, in compressed form; New Spring: The Novel tells the whole story.
The Eye of the World
Fantasy fiction, Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

Page views of Robert Jordans by language

Over the past year Robert Jordan has had the most page views in the with 355,734 views, followed by Russian (29,134), and Spanish (27,552). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (1,083.33%), Mingrelian (185.27%), and Simple English (148.13%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Robert Jordan ranks 1,495 out of 7,302Before him are Evelyn Waugh, Marianne Weber, Heiner Müller, Adam Oehlenschläger, Stéphane Hessel, and Gil Vicente. After him are Salvian, B. K. S. Iyengar, Nora Roberts, Georges Duhamel, Ibn al-Khatib, and Elsa Beskow.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Robert Jordan ranks 115Before him are Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Hans Rosling, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Susan Atkins, Jonathan Hyde, and Thierry Mugler. After him are Johnny Ramone, Jimmy Cliff, Hema Malini, Charles Taylor, Krešimir Ćosić, and Carel Struycken. Among people deceased in 2007, Robert Jordan ranks 67Before him are Jean-Pierre Vernant, Jupp Derwall, Joe Zawinul, Colin McRae, Marcheline Bertrand, and Yvonne De Carlo. After him are Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Gianfranco Ferré, Ousmane Sembène, Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, Lady Bird Johnson, and Kiichi Miyazawa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Jordan ranks 1,842 out of 20,380Before him are Tom Regan (1938), Marcia Cross (1962), Nina Hartley (1959), Richard Schiff (1955), Henry Draper (1837), and Spike Lee (1957). After him are Roger Corman (1926), Nora Roberts (1950), Joey Ramone (1951), Paul Desmond (1924), Michael Bay (1965), and Frederick Cook (1865).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Jordan ranks 162Before him are Robin Hobb (1952), Robert Bloch (1917), Virginia Henderson (1897), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Elizabeth George (1949), and James Oliver Curwood (1878). After him are Nora Roberts (1950), Edward Albee (1928), Carson McCullers (1917), John Dickson Carr (1906), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), and Ben Shapiro (1984).