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Isaac Asimov

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov

Profession: Author and Biochemistry Professor

United States of America

Biography: Isaac Asimov was a prolific writer, penning over 500 works.

He is most famous for his science fiction, which include his Foundation Series and Robot series. Asimov's Robot series include his famous Three Laws of Robotics.

Born: January 2, 1920
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 6, 1992 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Heart and kidney failure

Married Life

  • 1942-07-26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973-11-16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1950-12-02 "I Robot" collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov published by Gnome Press in the US
  • 1981-03-02 Discovery of minor planet 5020 Asimov, named after sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov

Quotes by Isaac Asimov

  • "Prudery is only the other side of prurience. The words are even on the same page in the dictionary."