Tibor Sekelj

1912 - 1988

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Tibor Sekelj (14 February 1912 – 20 September 1988), also known as Székely Tibor according to Hungarian orthography, was a Hungarian born polyglot, explorer, author, and 'citizen of the world.' In 1986 he was elected a member of the Academy of Esperanto and an honorary member of the World Esperanto Association. Among his novels, travel books and essays, his novella Kumeŭaŭa, la filo de la ĝangalo ("Kumewawa, the son of the jungle"), a children's book about the life of Brazilian Indians, was translated into seventeen languages, and in 1987 it was voted best Children's book in Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tibor Sekelj has received more than 35,649 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Tibor Sekelj is the 1,050th most popular writer (up from 1,058th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Slovakia (up from 29th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Slovak Writer.

Tibor sekelj is most famous for being a Yugoslavian spy and the head of the Yugoslavian intelligence service.

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Among writers, Tibor Sekelj ranks 1,050 out of 5,794Before him are Tess Gerritsen, Arnold Zweig, Thietmar of Merseburg, Clément Marot, Edith Wharton, and Italo Svevo. After him are Robert Merle, John Dickson Carr, Philostratus, Fredric Brown, Timaeus of Locri, and Alfred Thayer Mahan.

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Among people born in 1912, Tibor Sekelj ranks 54Before him are Georg Solti, Taiichi Ohno, Minoru Yamasaki, Elsa Morante, Cornel Wilde, and Pedro Armendáriz. After him are Lawrence Durrell, Pat Nixon, John Payne, George Emil Palade, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Julius Axelrod. Among people deceased in 1988, Tibor Sekelj ranks 27Before him are Clifford D. Simak, Gert Fröbe, Paul Grice, Hiroaki Sato, Klaus Fuchs, and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad. After him are André Frédéric Cournand, Muzafer Sherif, Valerie Solanas, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Franz Josef Strauss, and Raj Kapoor.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Tibor Sekelj ranks 23 out of 298Before him are Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795), Rudolf von Laban (1879), Ármin Vámbéry (1832), Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880), Rudolf Schuster (1934), and Cornel Wilde (1912). After him are Vojtech Tuka (1880), Ľudovít Štúr (1815), Vladimír Mečiar (1942), Andrej Babiš (1954), Zuzana Čaputová (1973), and Ján Kollár (1793).

Among WRITERS In Slovakia

Among writers born in Slovakia, Tibor Sekelj ranks 2Before him are Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795). After him are Ľudovít Štúr (1815), Ján Kollár (1793), Bálint Balassi (1554), Vladimír Clementis (1902), Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849), Kálmán Mikszáth (1847), Imre Madách (1823), Anton Bernolák (1762), Lajos Kassák (1887), and Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817).