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Colin Dexter

1930 - 2017

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Norman Colin Dexter (29 September 1930 – 21 March 2017) was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999 and adapted as an ITV television series, Inspector Morse, from 1987 to 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Dexter has received more than 1,154,123 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Colin Dexter is the 1,402nd most popular writer (up from 1,661st in 2019), the 1,107th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,295th in 2019) and the 121st most popular British Writer.

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  • 31

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  • 3.10

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Among writers, Colin Dexter ranks 1,402 out of 5,755Before him are Hieronymus of Cardia, Marcus Garvey, Lord Alfred Douglas, A. E. van Vogt, Philippe Soupault, and Martin Gardner. After him are Matthew Lewis, Gavrila Derzhavin, Ivan Kotliarevsky, Sadegh Hedayat, Ida Tarbell, and Ausiàs March.

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Among people born in 1930, Colin Dexter ranks 105Before him are Martin Karplus, Sławomir Mrożek, Hilderaldo Bellini, Robert Loggia, Son Sen, and José Sarney. After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Wolfe, J. G. Ballard, Vilma Espín, and Mauro Ramos. Among people deceased in 2017, Colin Dexter ranks 87Before him are Nicolai Gedda, John G. Avildsen, Peter Mansfield, Zhou Youguang, Tom Regan, and Karin Dor. After him are Anne Wiazemsky, Kim Jong-nam, Paolo Villaggio, Tobe Hooper, Tomas Milian, and Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Dexter ranks 1,107 out of 7,765Before him are Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), Rod Evans (1947), William Booth (1829), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Clive Granger (1934), and Kenny Baker (1934). After him are Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Thomas Lawrence (1769), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), Matthew Lewis (1775), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), and Rick Astley (1966).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Colin Dexter ranks 121Before him are P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Butler (1612), Neil Gaiman (1960), John Dryden (1631), and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870). After him are Matthew Lewis (1775), Robert Faurisson (1929), Robert Browning (1812), Joseph Needham (1900), James Murray (1837), and Evelyn Waugh (1903).