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 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 2,585,106 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Stieg Larsson is the 605th most popular writer (down from 521st in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 74th 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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Among writers, Stieg Larsson ranks 605 out of 5,794Before him are John le Carré, Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Bai Juyi, and Gaius Julius Hyginus. After him are Karl Kraus, Alessandro Manzoni, Edmond Rostand, Klaus Mann, Miguel Ángel Asturias, and Alfred Döblin.

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Among people born in 1954, Stieg Larsson ranks 18Before him are Shinzō Abe, Viktor Yushchenko, Jean-Claude Juncker, Kazuo Ishiguro, Oprah Winfrey, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. After him are Mario Kempes, Matt Groening, Ang Lee, Annie Lennox, Dieter Bohlen, and Michael Moore. Among people deceased in 2004, Stieg Larsson ranks 21Before him are Christopher Reeve, Ahmed Yassin, Susan Sontag, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Maurice Wilkins. After him are Leônidas, Estée Lauder, Helmut Newton, Carlos Kleiber, Renata Tebaldi, and Ingrid Thulin.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 85 out of 1,296Before him are Olaus Magnus (1490), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), Keke Rosberg (1948), Eric the Victorious (945), and Harry Martinson (1904). After him are Ermanaric (400), Arne Tiselius (1902), Ronnie Peterson (1944), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Axel Munthe (1857), and Hannes Alfvén (1908).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Stieg Larsson ranks 10Before him are Tomas Tranströmer (1931), Pär Lagerkvist (1891), Henning Mankell (1948), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Eyvind Johnson (1900), and Harry Martinson (1904). After him are Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Per Olov Enquist (1934), Maj Sjöwall (1935), Jan Guillou (1944), Ellen Key (1849), and Stig Dagerman (1923).