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 541,531 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Edgar Wallace is the 797th most popular writer (down from 773rd in 2019), the 626th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 584th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 540k

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  • 71.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Edgar Wallace ranks 797 out of 5,794Before him are Joseph Murphy, Edmond de Goncourt, Sinclair Lewis, Leconte de Lisle, Clemens Brentano, and Felix Salten. After him are Bacchylides, Corinna, Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, and Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle.

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Among people born in 1875, Edgar Wallace ranks 23Before him are Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, Marie of Romania, Giovanni Gentile, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, and Antonio Machado. After him are John Buchan, Paul Landowski, Henry Hallett Dale, Zhang Zuolin, D. W. Griffith, and Henri Lebesgue. Among people deceased in 1932, Edgar Wallace ranks 17Before him are Alberto Santos-Dumont, Margaret Brown, Errico Malatesta, Ronald Ross, Joseph Babinski, and Max Wolf. After him are Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, John Charles Fields, André Maginot, Sophia of Prussia, Pavlik Morozov, and Franz von Hipper.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 626 out of 6,924Before him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), Tim Curry (1946), Thomas Cranmer (1489), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784). After him are William Oughtred (1574), Leslie Howard (1893), Wilkie Collins (1824), Henry the Young King (1155), David Irving (1938), and Jacqueline du Pré (1945).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edgar Wallace ranks 83Before him are Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Samuel Richardson (1689), Ian McEwan (1948), H. Rider Haggard (1856), A. A. Milne (1882), and Thomas Malory (1405). After him are Wilkie Collins (1824), David Irving (1938), John Fowles (1926), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), and Patrick White (1912).