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James Patterson

1947 - Today

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James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction, and romance novels. His books have sold more than 425 million copies, and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Patterson has received more than 4,405,379 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. James Patterson is the 1,375th most popular writer (up from 1,379th in 2019), the 1,738th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,651st in 2019) and the 168th most popular American Writer.

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  • 4.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, James Patterson ranks 1,375 out of 5,755Before him are Subramania Bharati, James Clavell, Neil Gaiman, Widukind of Corvey, Alfonsina Storni, and Zachris Topelius. After him are Boris Pahor, Diagoras of Melos, Avienus, Marie Anne Lenormand, Rodolphe Töpffer, and Hovhannes Tumanyan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, James Patterson ranks 86Before him are Viktor Suvorov, Wes Studi, Temple Grandin, Roy Hodgson, Richard Jenkins, and Roger D. Kornberg. After him are Jeffrey DeMunn, Viktor Belenko, Rod Evans, Anne Wiazemsky, Mitt Romney, and Ian Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Patterson ranks 1,738 out of 18,182Before him are John Turturro (1957), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Creighton Abrams (1914), and Dana Elcar (1927). After him are Alan Alda (1936), Lee Majors (1939), Edward Tatum (1909), Tony Burton (1937), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), and Gene Roddenberry (1921).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Patterson ranks 168Before him are William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Edward Albee (1928), Norman Mailer (1923), and Diana Gabaldon (1952). After him are Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), Ida Tarbell (1857), Ira Levin (1929), Dorothy Parker (1893), and Tom Wolfe (1930).

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