Robert Ludlum

1927 - 2001

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Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was an American author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne from the original The Bourne Trilogy series. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 300 million and 500 million. They have been published in 33 languages and 40 countries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Ludlum has received more than 1,468,719 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Robert Ludlum is the 598th most popular writer (up from 607th in 2019), the 621st most popular biography from United States (down from 590th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Writer.

Robert Ludlum is most famous for his Bourne series of novels, which have been adapted into movies.

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Among writers, Robert Ludlum ranks 598 out of 5,794Before him are Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, August Wilhelm Schlegel, and Harry Martinson. After him are John le Carré, Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Bai Juyi, and Gaius Julius Hyginus.

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Among people born in 1927, Robert Ludlum ranks 25Before him are Sidney Poitier, Kim Young-sam, Mary Higgins Clark, Niklas Luhmann, Maurice Béjart, and Margaret Keane. After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Harry Belafonte, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, Juliette Gréco, and Emmanuelle Riva. Among people deceased in 2001, Robert Ludlum ranks 19Before him are Christiaan Barnard, Iannis Xenakis, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Ernst Gombrich, William Hanna, and Fred Hoyle. After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Alberto Korda, Wilhelm Mohnke, John Lee Hooker, Balthus, and Nikolay Basov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Ludlum ranks 621 out of 15,968Before him are John Huston (1906), Kenny Rogers (1938), Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert McNamara (1916), Kary Mullis (1944), and John Browning (1855). After him are Victor Fleming (1889), Joe Louis (1914), Philip Johnson (1906), Bill Cosby (1937), Diana Ross (1944), and Paul Allen (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Ludlum ranks 67Before him are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), and Eugene O'Neill (1888). After him are Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), Thomas Harris (1940), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and John Irving (1942).