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 38,973 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Tibor Sekelj is the 1,020th most popular writer (up from 1,050th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Slovakia (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 1,020 out of 5,755Before him are Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Namdev, Johannes Tauler, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Comtessa de Dia, and Dobrica Ćosić. After him are Harry Mulisch, Titus Pomponius Atticus, Veronica Franco, James Hadley Chase, Iris Murdoch, and Bar Hebraeus.

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Among people born in 1912, Tibor Sekelj ranks 51Before him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Georg Solti, Princess Deokhye, Don Siegel, Elsa Morante, and Taiichi Ohno. After him are Ghazi of Iraq, George Emil Palade, Ertuğrul Osman, Pedro Armendáriz, Julius Axelrod, and John Payne. Among people deceased in 1988, Tibor Sekelj ranks 25Before him are Gert Fröbe, Felix Wankel, John Holmes, Clifford D. Simak, Luis Barragán, and André Frédéric Cournand. After him are Paul Grice, Klaus Fuchs, Muzafer Sherif, Franz Josef Strauss, Farida of Egypt, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Tibor Sekelj ranks 26 out of 357Before him are Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795), Edita Gruberová (1946), Vladimír Mečiar (1942), Ármin Vámbéry (1832), Wolfgang von Kempelen (1734), and Ivan Reitman (1946). After him are Ernst von Dohnányi (1877), Ľudovít Štúr (1815), Pribina (800), Zuzana Čaputová (1973), Rudolf Schuster (1934), and Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880).

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), Imre Madách (1823), Kálmán Mikszáth (1847), Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849), Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817), Janko Matúška (1821), and Lajos Kassák (1887).