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Colin Wilson

1931 - 2013

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Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal, eventually writing more than a hundred books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Wilson has received more than 625,566 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Colin Wilson is the 1,606th most popular writer (down from 1,364th in 2019), the 1,287th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,070th in 2019) and the 135th most popular British Writer.

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  • 630k

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  • 56.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Colin Wilson ranks 1,606 out of 5,755Before him are Sheridan Le Fanu, Wace, Ryū Murakami, Afanasy Fet, Gabriel Naudé, and Matteo Maria Boiardo. After him are Agnes Smedley, Enzo of Sardinia, Marie de Gournay, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jean Bolland, and Ken Wilber.

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Among people born in 1931, Colin Wilson ranks 107Before him are Ermanno Olmi, Telê Santana, Haya Harareet, Gunnel Lindblom, Sri Chinmoy, and Luís Cabral. After him are Josep Lluís Núñez, Zeki Müren, Ferenc Mádl, Augusto Boal, John Charles, and Ken Takakura. Among people deceased in 2013, Colin Wilson ranks 91Before him are Chris Kyle, Ken Norton, Pedro Rocha, Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, Sergiu Nicolaescu, and José Froilán González. After him are Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Zillur Rahman, Seamus Heaney, Tony Lip, Joe Weider, and Dominique Venner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Colin Wilson ranks 1,287 out of 7,765Before him are Seal (1963), David Prowse (1935), Sam Mendes (1965), John Newton (1725), Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373), and Kate Beckinsale (1973). After him are William George Horner (1786), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), Pattie Boyd (1944), Mark Phillips (1948), John Boyd Orr (1880), and Williamina Fleming (1857).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Colin Wilson ranks 135Before him are Michael Moorcock (1939), Samuel Pepys (1633), Lee Child (1954), P. D. James (1920), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), and Alistair MacLean (1922). After him are David Ogilvy (1911), Barbara Cartland (1901), Ted Hughes (1930), Ruth Rendell (1930), Seamus Heaney (1939), and Walafrid Strabo (808).