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Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Born (1875-09-01)September 1, 1875
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died March 19, 1950(1950-03-19) (aged 74)
Encino, California, U.S.
Resting place Tarzana, California, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Period 1911–1950
Genre Adventure novel, fantasy, lost world, sword and planet, planetary romance, soft science fiction, Western
Notable works
Notable awards Inkpot Award (1975)
Spouse Emma Centennia Hulbert (1900–1934) (divorced)
Florence Gilbert (1935–1941) (divorced)
Children Joan Burroughs Pierce, Hulbert Burroughs, John Coleman Burroughs


Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American novelist. He created the famous character Tarzan of the Apes in his novels. He wrote 25 novels on Tarzan's adventures starting from 1914 onwards.

He also wrote other novels and stories that became quite famous. Tarzan and John Carter were some of his characters that became famous.

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