Stieg Larsson

1954 - 2004

Stieg Larsson

Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson (, Swedish: [ˈkɑːɭ stiːɡ ˈæ̌ːɭand ˈlɑ̌ːʂɔn]; 15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is best known for writing the Millennium trilogy of crime novels, which were published posthumously, starting in 2005, after the author died suddenly of a 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 2,146,575 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 524th most popular writer.

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  • 65.33

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  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Stieg Larsson ranks 521 out of 4,883Before him are René Guénon, William of Rubruck, Ivan Goncharov, Toni Morrison, José Martí, and Jules Michelet. After him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Ève Curie, Henri Barbusse, Walter Raleigh, Bohumil Hrabal, and Patrick Süskind.

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Among people born in 1954, Stieg Larsson ranks 16Before him are Shinzō Abe, Emir Kusturica, Sócrates, Alexander Lukashenko, Viktor Yushchenko, and Kazuo Ishiguro. After him are Oprah Winfrey, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Mario Kempes, Matt Groening, and Ang Lee. Among people deceased in 2004, Stieg Larsson ranks 18Before him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Janet Leigh, and Susan Sontag. After him are Christopher Reeve, Maurice Wilkins, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Helmut Newton, Leônidas, and Olga Ladyzhenskaya.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 74 out of 935Before him are Sven Hedin (1865), Benny Andersson (1946), Anders Zorn (1860), Arne Tiselius (1902), Louise of Sweden (1851), and Hannes Alfvén (1908). After him are Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Alva Myrdal (1902), Björn Ulvaeus (1945), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Harry Martinson (1904), and Lennart Johansson (1929).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 9Before him are August Strindberg (1849), Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), and Eyvind Johnson (1900). After him are Harry Martinson (1904), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Ellen Key (1849), Jan Guillou (1944), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Camilla Läckberg (1974).

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