Stanisław Lem

1921 - 2006

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Stanisław Herman Lem (Polish: [staˈɲiswaf ˈlɛm] (listen); 12/13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction and essays on various subjects, including philosophy, futurology, and literary criticism. Many of his science fiction stories are of satirical and humorous character. Lem's books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold over 45 million copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanisław Lem has received more than 867,343 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Stanisław Lem is the 201st most popular writer (up from 204th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Poland and the 4th most popular Polish Writer.

Stanisław Lem is most famous for his science fiction novels, which are often philosophical and humorous.

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Among writers, Stanisław Lem ranks 201 out of 5,794. Before him are Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, Dr. Seuss, and Lu Xun. After him are Roald Dahl, Henri Charrière, Quintilian, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Karel Čapek, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Stanisław Lem ranks 23 out of 1,231. Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Janusz Korczak (1878), Fritz Haber (1868), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Wernher von Braun (1912), and Erich Ludendorff (1865). After him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Günther von Kluge (1882), and Władysław IV Vasa (1595).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Stanisław Lem ranks 4Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902). After him are Wisława Szymborska (1923), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Osip Mandelstam (1891), and Witold Gombrowicz (1904).