Dr. Seuss

1904 - 1991

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Theodor Seuss Geisel ( sooss GHY-zəl, zoyss -⁠; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author and cartoonist. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss ( sooss, zooss). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dr. Seuss has received more than 16,606,239 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Dr. Seuss is the 145th most popular writer (up from 154th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from United States (up from 129th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Writer.

Dr. Seuss is most famous for his children's books, such as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham."

Memorability Metrics

  • 17M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Juvenile Fiction
34 p.
Hop on Pop
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Green Eggs and Ham
Fox in Socks (1993 Copyright Renewal) Copyright 1965

Page views of Dr. Seusses by language

Over the past year Dr. Seuss has had the most page views in the with 1,677,791 views, followed by Spanish (105,118), and German (54,187). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (2,338.66%), Waray (240.00%), and Galician (161.45%)


Among writers, Dr. Seuss ranks 145 out of 7,302Before him are Boris Pasternak, Mary Shelley, Petronius, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Walter Scott. After him are Eugène Ionesco, Joan Fuster, Elias Canetti, William Faulkner, Jean Racine, and Naguib Mahfouz.

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Among people born in 1904, Dr. Seuss ranks 6Before him are Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Deng Xiaoping, Pablo Neruda, and Reinhard Heydrich. After him are Umberto II of Italy, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Jean Gabin, B. F. Skinner, Ève Curie, and Johnny Weissmuller. Among people deceased in 1991, Dr. Seuss ranks 3Before him are Freddie Mercury, and Olav V of Norway. After him are Vasily Zaitsev, Yves Montand, Serge Gainsbourg, Edwin McMillan, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carl David Anderson, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, and Klaus Barbie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dr. Seuss ranks 125 out of 20,380Before him are James Dean (1931), Ted Bundy (1946), Barack Obama (1961), Chuck Norris (1940), Katharine Hepburn (1907), and Dustin Hoffman (1937). After him are Meryl Streep (1949), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Richard Feynman (1918), Michael Douglas (1944), William Faulkner (1897), and Milton Friedman (1912).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dr. Seuss ranks 11Before him are Mark Twain (1835), Robert Frost (1874), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Jack London (1876), Toni Morrison (1931), and Stephen King (1947). After him are William Faulkner (1897), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), Dale Carnegie (1888), Ray Bradbury (1920), and Herman Melville (1819).