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Stieg Larsson

1954 - 2004

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Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson (, Swedish: [ˈkɑːɭ stiːɡ ˈæ̌ːɭand ˈlɑ̌ːʂɔn]; 15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish writer, journalist, and activist. He is best known for writing the Millennium trilogy of crime novels, which were published posthumously, starting in 2005, after he died of a sudden heart attack. The trilogy was adapted as three motion pictures in Sweden, and one in the U.S. (for the first book only). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stieg Larsson has received more than 3,297,445 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Stieg Larsson is the 641st most popular writer (down from 605th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 85th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swedish Writer.

Stieg Larsson is most famous for his Millennium trilogy, which includes the novels The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

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  • 59

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  • 3.55

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Among writers, Stieg Larsson ranks 641 out of 5,755Before him are Poliziano, Carlo Gozzi, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Curzio Malaparte, Edmond Rostand, and Leo Africanus. After him are Luqman, Verner von Heidenstam, Amin Maalouf, Thomas Harris, Andrea Camilleri, and William McMaster Murdoch.

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Among people born in 1954, Stieg Larsson ranks 22Before him are Jean-Claude Juncker, Dieter Bohlen, Kazuo Ishiguro, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Ang Lee, and Halimah Yacob. After him are Mario Kempes, Andrej Babiš, Annie Lennox, Serzh Sargsyan, Fernando Santos, and Matt Groening. Among people deceased in 2004, Stieg Larsson ranks 23Before him are Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Akhmad Kadyrov, Maurice Wilkins, Helmut Newton, and Janet Leigh. After him are Renata Tebaldi, Leônidas, Carlos Kleiber, Estée Lauder, Laura Branigan, and Jerry Goldsmith.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 89 out of 1,612Before him are Bibi Andersson (1935), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Harry Martinson (1904), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1700), and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland (1861). After him are Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ermanaric (400), Hugo Theorell (1903), Axel Munthe (1857), Birger Jarl (1210), and Anund Jacob (1008).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 10Before him are Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Eyvind Johnson (1900), and Harry Martinson (1904). After him are Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ellen Key (1849), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Stig Dagerman (1923), and Håkan Nesser (1950).