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Ben Bova

1932 - 2020

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Benjamin William Bova (November 8, 1932 – November 29, 2020) was an American writer and editor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Bova has received more than 415,768 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Ben Bova is the 4,690th most popular writer (down from 4,572nd in 2019), the 6,730th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,847th in 2019) and the 547th most popular American Writer.

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  • 420k

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  • 46.38

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ben Bova ranks 4,690 out of 5,755Before him are Bill O'Reilly, Gulnazar Keldi, Marguerite Audoux, Joseba Sarrionandia, M. R. James, and Carlos Monsiváis. After him are Kārlis Skalbe, Richard Russo, Dashdorjiin Natsagdorj, Han Kang, Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, and José Eustasio Rivera.

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Among people born in 1932, Ben Bova ranks 314Before him are Frank Beyer, Richard Herd, Oliver Nelson, Josef Musil, Lyudvig Chibirov, and Joe Engle. After him are Neil Bartlett, Pik Botha, John Lyons, Clifton Williams, Stéphane Bruey, and Leonid Spirin. Among people deceased in 2020, Ben Bova ranks 408Before him are Richard Herd, Barbara Windsor, Regis Philbin, Allen Garfield, Pete Rademacher, and Gulnazar Keldi. After him are Ashley Cooper, Flossie Wong-Staal, Nicette Bruno, Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Franca Valeri, and Norman Hunter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Bova ranks 6,730 out of 18,182Before him are Lois Weber (1879), Edgar Winter (1946), Jacqueline Mars (1939), Dan Bilzerian (1980), John Pope (1822), and John L. Hennessy (1952). After him are David Rice Atchison (1807), Justin Bartha (1978), Richard Russo (1949), Gary Dourdan (1966), Harvey S. Firestone (1868), and George Jones (1931).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ben Bova ranks 547Before him are Zig Ziglar (1926), Russell Banks (1940), R. A. Lafferty (1914), Ann Druyan (1949), Steven Millhauser (1943), and Bill O'Reilly (1949). After him are Richard Russo (1949), David Peoples (1940), Julia Ward Howe (1819), Daniel Pearl (1963), Joanna Russ (1937), and Richard Scarry (1919).

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