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 964,383 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Colin Dexter is the 1,662nd most popular writer (up from 1,711th in 2019), the 1,295th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,284th in 2019) and the 150th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Colin Dexter ranks 1,662 out of 5,794Before him are Thomas Merton, Robert Faurisson, Jan Długosz, Jonas Lie, Antonio de Nebrija, and Algernon Charles Swinburne. After him are Manuel Puig, Frederik Pohl, James B. Donovan, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Richard Adams, and Tristan Corbière.

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Among people born in 1930, Colin Dexter ranks 123Before him are Anisa Makhlouf, Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Viktor Tikhonov, Bo Widerberg, and Frank Lucas. After him are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Akiyuki Nosaka, Tanya Savicheva, Ted Hughes, and Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Among people deceased in 2017, Colin Dexter ranks 101Before him are Jerry Fodor, Brian Aldiss, Tobe Hooper, Anne Wiazemsky, Jean d'Ormesson, and Albert Speer. After him are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Loalwa Braz, Dick Bruna, Violet Brown, Jannis Kounellis, and Don Rickles.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Dexter ranks 1,295 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Pattinson (1986), Claire Forlani (1971), Robert Faurisson (1929), Gordon Ramsay (1966), Jon Anderson (1944), and Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837). After him are David Warner (1941), Ian Anderson (1947), James Black (1924), Stephen Fry (1957), Richard Adams (1920), and Rosemary Harris (1927).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Colin Dexter ranks 150Before him are Neil Gaiman (1960), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Brian Aldiss (1925), William Caxton (1422), Robert Faurisson (1929), and Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837). After him are Richard Adams (1920), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Gerald Gardner (1884), Ted Hughes (1930), and David Lodge (1935).