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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 2,201,527 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Jordan is the 1,169th most popular writer (up from 2,126th in 2019), the 1,415th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,659th in 2019) and the 142nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 38

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  • 4.06

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Among writers, Robert Jordan ranks 1,169 out of 5,755Before him are Judah Leon Abravanel, Claudius Aelianus, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Vladimir Korolenko, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, and Sami Frashëri. After him are Marilyn vos Savant, Dylan Thomas, P. L. Travers, Jernej Kopitar, Alain-Fournier, and Theodor Storm.

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Among people born in 1948, Robert Jordan ranks 72Before him are Tom Wilkinson, Agnieszka Holland, Arie Haan, Claude Jade, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, and Hans Rosling. After him are Dan Simmons, Nicolae Timofti, René Arnoux, Nathalie Baye, Beppe Grillo, and Dominique Sanda. Among people deceased in 2007, Robert Jordan ranks 40Before him are Henri Troyat, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Arthur Kornberg, Paul Watzlawick, and Jane Wyman. After him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jean-Claude Brialy, Gaston Thorn, Joe Zawinul, Oscar Peterson, and Bob Denard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Jordan ranks 1,415 out of 18,182Before him are Patch Adams (1945), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Danielle Steel (1947), Bob Newhart (1929), Serena Williams (1981), and Gerald Edelman (1929). After him are Mike Portnoy (1967), Rollo May (1909), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Bob Ross (1942), and Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Jordan ranks 142Before him are James Bond (1900), Ken Kesey (1935), Rex Stout (1886), Jean M. Auel (1936), Robert Wilson (1941), and Danielle Steel (1947). After him are Marilyn vos Savant (1946), John Dickson Carr (1906), Dan Simmons (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), and Jeffery Deaver (1950).