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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 2,306,149 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Clive Cussler is the 1,000th most popular writer (down from 983rd in 2019), the 1,183rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,097th in 2019) and the 122nd 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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  • 61.02

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  • 29

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  • 5.17

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  • 2.83

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Among writers, Clive Cussler ranks 1,000 out of 5,755Before him are Hunter S. Thompson, Saint Gall, Elsa Morante, Marcus Manilius, Tess Gerritsen, and Irving Stone. After him are Nikolay Karamzin, Zelda Fitzgerald, Zhuanxu, Franz Grillparzer, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, and Pierre Louÿs.

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Among people born in 1931, Clive Cussler ranks 67Before him are Arata Isozaki, Viktor Korchnoi, Alfred Brendel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Klaus Hasselmann, and Don King. After him are Charles Taylor, Rita Moreno, Sam Cooke, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Hamilton O. Smith, and Anthony de Mello. Among people deceased in 2020, Clive Cussler ranks 56Before him are Nexhmije Hoxha, Luis Sepúlveda, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Eduard Limonov, Ulay, and Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri. After him are Philip Warren Anderson, James Randi, Jack Steinberger, Kenny Rogers, Ken Hensley, and Terry Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clive Cussler ranks 1,183 out of 18,182Before him are Dirk Benedict (1945), James Ivory (1928), Cliff Robertson (1923), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Irving Stone (1903), and Bubba Smith (1945). After him are Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Scott Wilson (1942), Frank Sheeran (1920), Dennis Quaid (1954), and Wallace Carothers (1896).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Clive Cussler ranks 122Before him are Daniel Keyes (1927), William Gibson (1948), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Irving Stone (1903). After him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Will Durant (1885), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Fredric Brown (1906), Erskine Caldwell (1903), and Joan Didion (1934).