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Donna Leon

1942 - Today

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Donna Leon (; born in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. In 2003, she received the Corine Literature Prize. Leon lived in Venice for over 30 years and now resides in the small village of Val Müstair in the mountains of Grisons in Switzerland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donna Leon has received more than 783,712 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Donna Leon is the 975th most popular writer (up from 1,085th in 2019), the 1,137th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,234th in 2019) and the 115th most popular American Writer.

Donna Leon is most famous for her crime novels set in Venice, Italy.

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  • 29

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  • 2.45

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Among writers, Donna Leon ranks 975 out of 5,755Before her are Richard Matheson, Jean-Claude Carrière, Edogawa Ranpo, Gnaeus Naevius, Stephen Crane, and James Brendan Connolly. After her are Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Vittoria Colonna, Paulinus of Nola, Henry Fielding, Danilo Kiš, and Daniel Keyes.

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Among people born in 1942, Donna Leon ranks 87Before her are Gilberto Gil, Junichiro Koizumi, Daniela Bianchi, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Sandro Mazzola, and Mehran Karimi Nasseri. After her are Scott Wilson, Conrad Schumann, Giuseppe Bertello, Mike Markkula, Geneviève Bujold, and António Lobo Antunes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 1,137 out of 18,182Before her are Louis Ignarro (1941), Stephen Crane (1871), James Brendan Connolly (1868), Dred Scott (1795), Marcheline Bertrand (1950), and Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921). After her are Sam Walton (1918), Martha Washington (1731), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Jackie Robinson (1919), Arthur Ashe (1943), and James Cagney (1899).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 115Before her are Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Richard Matheson (1926), Stephen Crane (1871), and James Brendan Connolly (1868). After her are Daniel Keyes (1927), William Gibson (1948), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Irving Stone (1903).