Dan Brown

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Daniel Gerhard Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013), and Origin (2017). His novels are treasure hunts that usually take place over a period of 24 hours. They feature recurring themes of cryptography, art, and conspiracy theories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan Brown has received more than 7,370,035 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Dan Brown is the 407th most popular writer (down from 380th in 2019), the 386th most popular biography from United States (down from 376th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Writer.

Dan Brown is most famous for his novels, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.

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  • 68.29

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  • 86

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  • 11.85

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  • 3.73

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Notable Works

The Da Vinci Code
Harvard professor Robert Langdon is brought into a murder case, an elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered. Bizarre riddles leads him on a trail through the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and mysteries deep into the vaults of history.
The Lost Symbol
Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Thrillers / General
<p><b>#1 Worldwide Bestseller</b><br> <br> Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His plans are interrupted when a disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom.<br> <br> When his mentor Peter Solomon--a long-standing Mason and beloved philanthropist--is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., <i>The Lost Symbol</i> is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--one of Brown's most riveting novels.</p>


Among writers, Dan Brown ranks 407 out of 7,302Before him are Ismail Kadare, Ágota Kristóf, Edmondo De Amicis, Henning Mankell, Henry James, and Joseph Roth. After him are René Guénon, Michel Houellebecq, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Alfred de Musset, Qu Yuan, and Sylvia Plath.

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Among people born in 1964, Dan Brown ranks 10Before him are Monica Bellucci, Marco van Basten, Sandra Bullock, David Woodard, Russell Crowe, and Jürgen Klinsmann. After him are Sarah Palin, Roberto Mancini, Juliette Binoche, Kamala Harris, Boris Johnson, and Bebeto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dan Brown ranks 386 out of 20,380Before him are O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Henry James (1843), Angela Davis (1944), and Ryan O'Neal (1941). After him are Ruth Handler (1916), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Sylvia Plath (1932), Kurt Cobain (1967), Brian De Palma (1940), and Anthony Kiedis (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dan Brown ranks 37Before him are Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), Paul Auster (1947), O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Henry James (1843). After him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Philip Roth (1933), Frank Herbert (1920), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Susan Sontag (1933), and Jack Kerouac (1922).