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 68,779 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sven Nordqvist is the 2,115th most popular writer (up from 2,729th in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 378th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Sven Nordqvist ranks 2,115 out of 5,755Before him are Nihal Atsız, Fritz Leiber, Nguyễn Du, Samuil Marshak, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, and Ludwig Uhland. After him are Rahul Sankrityayan, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Hamdallah Mustawfi, Jean Paulhan, and Hallgrímur Pétursson.

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Among people born in 1946, Sven Nordqvist ranks 187Before him are Abdul Ali Mazari, Bernd Hölzenbein, Claire Denis, Matthieu Ricard, Stephen Rea, and Héctor Babenco. After him are Fernando Filoni, Joanna Lumley, Héctor Lavoe, Riccardo Cocciante, Cheech Marin, and Tyne Daly.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Sven Nordqvist ranks 301 out of 1,612Before him are Jan-Ove Waldner (1965), Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (1616), Johannes Magnus (1488), Anna Vasa of Sweden (1568), Noomi Rapace (1979), and Erik Dahlbergh (1625). After him are Anita Björk (1923), Christopher Polhem (1661), Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846), Anna of Sweden (1545), Svante Nilsson (1460), and Siw Malmkvist (1936).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Sven Nordqvist ranks 25Before him are Per Wahlöö (1926), Maria Gripe (1923), Camilla Läckberg (1974), Elsa Beskow (1874), Hjalmar Söderberg (1869), and Karin Boye (1900). After him are Frans G. Bengtsson (1894), Jonas Jonasson (1961), Vilhelm Moberg (1898), Esaias Tegnér (1782), Marianne Fredriksson (1927), and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793).