Donna Leon

1942 - Today

Donna Leon

Donna Leon (; born September 28, 1942, 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 581,857 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,285th most popular writer.

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  • 580k

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  • 57.77

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Donna Leon ranks 1,284 out of 4,883Before her are Henri Murger, Thomas Moore, Marshall Rosenberg, Samuel Pepys, Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, and Edward Albee. After her are Peter Altenberg, Martha Gellhorn, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Liang Qichao, Alfred Thayer Mahan, and Joseph Addison.

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Among people born in 1942, Donna Leon ranks 98Before her are Christopher A. Sims, Prince Michael of Kent, Maria Kaczyńska, Felice Gimondi, George Jung, and Robert H. Grubbs. After her are Giuseppe Bertello, John McLaughlin, António Lobo Antunes, Bert Sakmann, Kang Kek Iew, and Isaac Hayes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 1,454 out of 12,171Before her are Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Sol LeWitt (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), and Edward Albee (1928). After her are Beyoncé (1981), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Martha Gellhorn (1908), George Armitage Miller (1920), Clark L. Hull (1884), and Sidney Bechet (1897).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 151Before her are Carson McCullers (1917), Robert Wilson (1941), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Dan Simmons (1948), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Edward Albee (1928). After her are Martha Gellhorn (1908), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), Ira Levin (1929), and Jeffery Deaver (1950).