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Edgar Wallace

1875 - 1932

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was a British 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 640,785 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Edgar Wallace is the 837th most popular writer (down from 797th in 2019), the 683rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 625th in 2019) and the 81st most popular British Writer.

Edgar Wallace is most famous for his crime and mystery novels.

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  • 640k

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  • 62.31

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Edgar Wallace ranks 837 out of 5,755Before him are Ban Gu, Ibn al-Jawzi, Madame Roland, Ian McEwan, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, and Petar II Petrović-Njegoš. After him are Thomas Pynchon, Sam Shepard, Matilde Camus, Theodore Beza, Odysseas Elytis, and Antonio Tabucchi.

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Among people born in 1875, Edgar Wallace ranks 30Before him are Antonio Machado, John Buchan, D. W. Griffith, Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Henri Lebesgue, and Zhang Zuolin. After him are Mihály Károlyi, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Cléo de Mérode, Mistinguett, Sisowath Monivong, and Rudolf von Sebottendorf. Among people deceased in 1932, Edgar Wallace ranks 17Before him are Paul Doumer, George Eastman, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, Joseph Babinski, and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony. After him are Pavlik Morozov, André Maginot, Max Wolf, Sophia of Prussia, Ferdinand Buisson, and Jules Chéret.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 683 out of 7,765Before him are Jude Law (1972), Ian McEwan (1948), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (1473), Chris Slade (1946), and Naomi Watts (1968). After him are Martin Ryle (1918), Clementine Churchill (1885), Robert Grosseteste (1175), Sawney Bean (1600), Richard of Cornwall (1209), and Chris Norman (1950).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 81Before him are Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Jane Hawking (1944), Philip Pullman (1946), and Ian McEwan (1948). After him are Eleanor Marx (1855), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), James May (1963), H. Rider Haggard (1856), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), and Thomas Malory (1405).