Dr. Seuss

1904 - 1991

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Theodor Seuss Geisel ( (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss (,). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dr. Seuss has received more than 13,054,390 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Dr. Seuss is the 199th most popular writer (down from 164th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from United States (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 19th 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."

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  • 13M

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  • 79.07

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  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Dr. Seuss ranks 199 out of 5,794Before him are Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, and Pearl S. Buck. After him are Lu Xun, Stanisław Lem, Roald Dahl, Henri Charrière, Quintilian, and Vladimir Mayakovsky.

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Among people born in 1904, Dr. Seuss ranks 5Before him are Salvador Dalí, Deng Xiaoping, Pablo Neruda, and Reinhard Heydrich. After him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, B. F. Skinner, Umberto II of Italy, Cary Grant, Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Jean Gabin. Among people deceased in 1991, Dr. Seuss ranks 4Before him are Freddie Mercury, Vasily Zaitsev, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Olav V of Norway, Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, and Graham Greene.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dr. Seuss ranks 168 out of 15,968Before him are George Gershwin (1898), John Rawls (1921), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Samuel Colt (1814), Coen brothers (null), and Pearl S. Buck (1892). After him are Thomas Kuhn (1922), John Cage (1912), Bernie Sanders (1941), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), and Robert Wadlow (1918).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dr. Seuss ranks 19Before him are William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), and Pearl S. Buck (1892). After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), Emily Dickinson (1830), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), and Mario Puzo (1920).