Dashiell Hammett

1894 - 1961

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett (; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. He was also a screenwriter and political activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dashiell Hammett has received more than 1,561,889 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Dashiell Hammett is the 655th most popular writer (down from 624th in 2019), the 696th most popular biography from United States (down from 615th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Writer.

Dashiell Hammett is most famous for his detective novels such as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man."

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Among writers, Dashiell Hammett ranks 655 out of 5,794Before him are Ryszard Kapuściński, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Hermann Broch, Sven Hassel, and Giambattista Basile. After him are Ben Jonson, Bernart de Ventadorn, Dimitrie Cantemir, Diana Wynne Jones, Periander, and Stephen Covey.

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Among people born in 1894, Dashiell Hammett ranks 25Before him are Moshe Sharett, Dietrich von Choltitz, Isaac Babel, Martha Graham, Benjamin Graham, and Hermann Oberth. After him are Arthur Nebe, Pyotr Kapitsa, Kiichiro Toyoda, Otto Grotewohl, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Satyendra Nath Bose. Among people deceased in 1961, Dashiell Hammett ranks 18Before him are Emily Greene Balch, Kurt Meyer, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, Adnan Menderes, and Percy Williams Bridgman. After him are Paul Landowski, Eero Saarinen, Otto Loewi, Maria of Yugoslavia, Luigi Einaudi, and Blaise Cendrars.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dashiell Hammett ranks 696 out of 15,968Before him are Francis Fukuyama (1952), John Goodman (1952), Robert Altman (1925), Dennis Tito (1940), Bill Evans (1929), and Vincente Minnelli (1903). After him are Estée Lauder (1906), Martin Cooper (1928), Ed O'Neill (1946), Hugh Everett III (1930), Stephen Covey (1932), and Robert H. Goddard (1882).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dashiell Hammett ranks 74Before him are Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), Thomas Harris (1940), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and John Irving (1942). After him are Stephen Covey (1932), William Saroyan (1908), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Ambrose Bierce (1842), John Dos Passos (1896), and Neal Cassady (1926).