Clive Cussler

1931 - 2020

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Clive Eric Cussler (July 15, 1931 – February 24, 2020) was an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times. Cussler was the founder and chairman of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), which has discovered more than 60 shipwreck sites and numerous other notable underwater wrecks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clive Cussler has received more than 2,055,265 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Clive Cussler is the 983rd most popular writer (up from 1,083rd in 2019), the 1,098th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,177th in 2019) and the 111th most popular American Writer.

Clive Cussler is most famous for his novels about the adventures of a fictional character named Dirk Pitt.

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Among writers, Clive Cussler ranks 983 out of 5,794Before him are Hunter S. Thompson, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Wole Soyinka, Ahmad Khani, Ninon de l'Enclos, and Jean Moréas. After him are Sarojini Naidu, Alfred Brehm, Jean de Joinville, Titus Pomponius Atticus, Miroslav Krleža, and Otto of Freising.

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Among people born in 1931, Clive Cussler ranks 57Before him are Richard Rorty, Ivan Rebroff, Caterina Valente, Jacques Demy, Burton Richter, and Sofia Gubaidulina. After him are Anthony de Mello, David Lee, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Stanislav Grof, Charles Taylor, and Sam Cooke. Among people deceased in 2020, Clive Cussler ranks 70Before him are Arthur Ashkin, Ulay, Jiří Menzel, Buck Henry, Lee Kun-hee, and Ida Haendel. After him are Bill Withers, Terry Jones, Kelly Preston, Honor Blackman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Vera Lynn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clive Cussler ranks 1,098 out of 15,968Before him are Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Anthony Mann (1906), Kevin Bacon (1958), Big Show (1972), Al Jarreau (1940), and Idina Menzel (1971). After him are Thomas Burke (1875), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Uma Thurman (1970), Charles Ives (1874), Powers Boothe (1948), and Laura Branigan (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Clive Cussler ranks 111Before him are Irving Stone (1903), Irwin Shaw (1913), Roger Zelazny (1937), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Jean M. Auel (1936), and Hunter S. Thompson (1937). After him are William Gibson (1948), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Daniel Goleman (1946), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Cormac McCarthy (1933), and Will Durant (1885).