Edgar Wallace

1875 - 1932

Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer. Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at the age of 12. He joined the army at age 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Wallace has received more than 405,943 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 776th most popular writer.

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  • 410k

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  • 62.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Edgar Wallace ranks 773 out of 4,883Before him are Nonnus, Alfred de Vigny, Viktor Shklovsky, John Fowles, Hans Sachs, and Tony Buzan. After him are Madame de La Fayette, Theodore Beza, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Claudian, Georges Bernanos, and Virginia Satir.

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Among people born in 1875, Edgar Wallace ranks 23Before him are Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Antonio Machado, Marie of Romania, and Henry Hallett Dale. After him are Giovanni Gentile, Henri Lebesgue, Zhang Zuolin, John Buchan, D. W. Griffith, and Hiram Bingham III. Among people deceased in 1932, Edgar Wallace ranks 16Before him are Paul Doumer, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Errico Malatesta, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Ronald Ross, and Joseph Babinski. After him are Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, John Charles Fields, Ferdinand Buisson, André Maginot, Max Wolf, and Pavlik Morozov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 584 out of 5,347Before him are David Cameron (1966), Diana Rigg (1938), Maud of Wales (1869), John Fowles (1926), Tony Buzan (1942), and John Franklin (1786). After him are Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Bruce Dickinson (1958), Wilkie Collins (1824), John Gurdon (1933), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), and Peter Greenaway (1942).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 80Before him are Henry Fielding (1707), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Julian Barnes (1946), Samuel Richardson (1689), John Fowles (1926), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are Wilkie Collins (1824), H. Rider Haggard (1856), Percy Fawcett (1867), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), E. M. Forster (1879), and Robert Graves (1895).