WRITER

Sven Nordqvist

1946 - Today

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Sven Otto Rickard Nordqvist (born 30 April 1946) is a Swedish writer and illustrator of children's books, best known for his series Pettson and Findus, about the old farmer Pettson and his talented cat Findus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sven Nordqvist has received more than 90,970 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sven Nordqvist is the 2,138th most popular writer (down from 2,098th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 300th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Swedish Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 91k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Willie in the Big World
Fantasy, Counting
Tuppens minut
Fiction, Roosters, Cats
The Fox Hunt
Hunting, Foxes, Fiction
Farmer Festus and his cat find a way of getting rid of a troublesome fox by using their brains instead of a gun.
Agaton Öman och alfabetet
Les Decouvertes De Nick
Morgen, Findus, wird's was geben.
The Fox Hunt
Hunting, Foxes, Fiction
Farmer Festus and his cat find a way of getting rid of a troublesome fox by using their brains instead of a gun.
Willie in the Big World
Fantasy, Counting, Children's fiction
In searching for the big world, Willie encounters witches, talking animals, and other strange creatures, who give him odd objects that come in handy later on, and introduce him to the concepts of numbers and counting.
Findus Rules the Roost
Children's fiction, Picture books
Tuppens minut
Fiction, Roosters, Cats
Findus Disappears! (The Adventures of Pettson and Findus)
Cats, Juvenile fiction, Farmers
The Birthday Cake (The Adventures of Pettson and Findus)
Children's fiction, Picture books, Farm life, fiction

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Sven Nordqvist ranks 2,138 out of 7,302Before him are Almeida Garrett, Kenneth Grahame, William Caxton, Salvador de Madariaga, Jean Bolland, and Rachel Bluwstein. After him are Judith Kerr, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Minna Canth, Raul Hilberg, János Arany, and Antonio Skármeta.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1946, Sven Nordqvist ranks 201Before him are Claire Denis, Toquinho, Ismail Khan, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Héctor Lavoe, and Stephen Rea. After him are Colin Burgess, Krister Henriksson, Henryk Kasperczak, Jim Kelly, Sue Lyon, and Cheech Marin.

Others Born in 1946

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Sven Nordqvist ranks 312 out of 1,879Before him are Nicodemus Tessin the Younger (1654), Pernilla August (1958), Rogvolod (901), Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871), Gillis Grafström (1893), and Håkan the Red (1040). After him are Krister Henriksson (1946), Otto Nordenskjöld (1869), Lasse Berghagen (1945), Allan Edwall (1924), Eric Lemming (1880), and Reine Wisell (1941).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Sven Nordqvist ranks 23Before him are Hjalmar Söderberg (1869), Camilla Läckberg (1974), Jan Guillou (1944), Håkan Nesser (1950), Per Wahlöö (1926), and Stig Dagerman (1923). After him are Kerstin Ekman (1933), Ulf Stark (1944), Jonas Jonasson (1961), Maria Gripe (1923), David Lagercrantz (1962), and Marianne Fredriksson (1927).