Terry Goodkind

1948 - 2020

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Terry Lee Goodkind (January 11, 1948 – September 17, 2020) was an American writer. He was known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series. The Sword of Truth series sold 25 million copies worldwide and was translated into more than 20 languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Goodkind has received more than 1,269,198 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Terry Goodkind is the 2,259th most popular writer (down from 2,239th in 2019), the 2,845th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,643rd in 2019) and the 271st most popular American Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 4.96

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  • 2.68

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Among writers, Terry Goodkind ranks 2,259 out of 5,794Before him are Elena Poniatowska, Larry Niven, S. S. Van Dine, Eustache Deschamps, Miloš Crnjanski, and Bálint Balassi. After him are James Boswell, Henri Desgrange, Li Shangyin, Ivan Mažuranić, Annie M. G. Schmidt, and Jean-Antoine de Baïf.

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Among people born in 1948, Terry Goodkind ranks 141Before him are Martin Birch, James Faulkner, Jimmy Choo, Séverine, Cassandra Harris, and John de Lancie. After him are Jürgen Sparwasser, George Abela, Natan Sharansky, Donna Karan, David Gemmell, and Miklós Németh. Among people deceased in 2020, Terry Goodkind ranks 224Before him are Ewa Demarczyk, Gisèle Halimi, Giorgi Shengelaia, Kiki Dimoula, Rajendra K. Pachauri, and Paik Sun-yup. After him are Theodor Wagner, Edén Pastora, Mário de Araújo Cabral, David Stern, Edem Kodjo, and Tomás Balcázar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Terry Goodkind ranks 2,845 out of 15,968Before him are Dita Von Teese (1972), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Eva Longoria (1975), Edwin H. Land (1909), Moses Malone (1955), and Charles Jencks (1939). After him are Julie Harris (1925), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Adrian Smith (1944), Michelle Monaghan (1976), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Terry Goodkind ranks 271Before him are John Barth (1930), David Eddings (1931), Fritz Leiber (1910), Leon Uris (1924), Larry Niven (1938), and S. S. Van Dine (1888). After him are Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Elmore Leonard (1925), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), and E. L. Doctorow (1931).