Donna Leon

1942 - Today

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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 660,832 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Donna Leon is the 1,085th most popular writer (up from 1,283rd in 2019), the 1,235th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,454th in 2019) and the 126th most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, Donna Leon ranks 1,085 out of 5,794Before her are Magtymguly Pyragy, Elizabeth Gaskell, Andreas Gryphius, Ernst Toller, Nathalie Sarraute, and John Grisham. After her are Tivadar Soros, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Sergey Mikhalkov, Edogawa Ranpo, Shammai, and Valerie Solanas.

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Among people born in 1942, Donna Leon ranks 85Before her are Muhammadu Buhari, George Jung, Hissène Habré, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Larry Flynt, and Michael York. After her are Manolo Blahnik, Conrad Schumann, Vladimír Mečiar, Pál Schmitt, Karen Grassle, and Daniela Bianchi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 1,235 out of 15,968Before her are Vera Miles (1929), Grant Wood (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), and John Grisham (1955). After her are John Saxon (1935), Walter Brennan (1894), Stan Smith (1946), Louis Ignarro (1941), Valerie Solanas (1936), and Jennifer Jones (1919).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Donna Leon ranks 126Before her are John Dickson Carr (1906), Fredric Brown (1906), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Ken Kesey (1935), and John Grisham (1955). After her are Valerie Solanas (1936), Virginia Henderson (1897), Robert Sheckley (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Diana Gabaldon (1952), and Noah Gordon (1926).