WRITER

Ian Rankin

1960 - Today

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Ian James Rankin (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian Rankin has received more than 1,057,231 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ian Rankin is the 3,670th most popular writer (down from 3,458th in 2019), the 2,704th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,517th in 2019) and the 330th most popular British Writer.

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  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Ian Rankin ranks 3,670 out of 5,794Before him are Gonçalves Dias, Edmund Wilson, Arno Holz, Georg Sauerwein, Taylor Caldwell, and Aleko Konstantinov. After him are Thomas Middleton, Sidney Howard, Vladislav Khodasevich, Carl Sternheim, Viktor Nekrasov, and Chaim Potok.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1960, Ian Rankin ranks 142Before him are David Baldacci, Uwe Bein, Mart Laar, Richard Sammel, Mikael Håfström, and Robin Shou. After him are Brenda Strong, Jon Huntsman Jr., Gabriel Calderón, Linden Ashby, Joe Ranft, and Angélique Kidjo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian Rankin ranks 2,704 out of 6,924Before him are Harry Edwin Wood (1881), Taylor Caldwell (1900), C. Aubrey Smith (1863), Demetrios Petrokokkinos (1878), Edward Charles Howard (1774), and Leonard Whiting (1950). After him are Thomas Middleton (1580), Gerrard Winstanley (1609), Philip Henry Gosse (1810), Alex Salmond (1954), Edmund Crouchback (1245), and Arnold Wesker (1932).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ian Rankin ranks 330Before him are Anne Bradstreet (1612), Richard Hakluyt (1552), Charles Williams (1886), Mary Renault (1905), Eric Frank Russell (1905), and Taylor Caldwell (1900). After him are Thomas Middleton (1580), Arnold Wesker (1932), William Hazlitt (1778), Brian O'Nolan (1911), Christopher Priest (1943), and Dodie Smith (1896).