Stanisław Lem

1921 - 2006

Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Herman Lem (Polish: [staˈɲiswaf ˈlɛm] (listen); 12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician. Lem's books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies. From the 1950s to 2000s, he published many books, both science fiction and philosophical/futurological. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanisław Lem has received more than 694,942 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 206th most popular writer.

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Among WRITERS, Stanisław Lem ranks 206 out of 4,883Before him are Arthur C. Clarke, Colette, Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Tristan Tzara, and William Golding. After him are Quintilian, Walt Whitman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Henry David Thoreau, Adam Mickiewicz, and Alice Munro.

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Among people born in 1921, Stanisław Lem ranks 6Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Alexander Dubček, Charles Bronson, Astor Piazzolla, and Andrei Sakharov. After him are John Rawls, Suharto, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Yves Montand, Michael I of Romania, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. Among people deceased in 2006, Stanisław Lem ranks 9Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Milton Friedman, Gerald Ford, Naguib Mahfouz, and James Brown. After him are Alfredo Stroessner, Saparmurat Niyazov, Oriana Fallaci, Philippe Noiret, Heinrich Harrer, and Owen Chamberlain.

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Among people born in Poland, Stanisław Lem ranks 23 out of 930Before him are Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Janusz Korczak (1878), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), and Fedor von Bock (1880). After him are Władysław Szpilman (1911), Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Max Born (1882), and Władysław IV Vasa (1595).