WRITER

John le Carré

1931 - 2020

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David John Moore Cornwell (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020), better known by his pen name John le Carré (), was a British-Irish author, best known for his espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), became an international best-seller and remains one of his best-known works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John le Carré has received more than 5,038,661 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). John le Carré is the 599th most popular writer (down from 544th in 2019), the 460th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 387th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Writer.

John le carré is most famous for his spy novels.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, John le Carré ranks 599 out of 5,794Before him are Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Harry Martinson, and Robert Ludlum. After him are Georg Büchner, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Bai Juyi, Gaius Julius Hyginus, and Stieg Larsson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, John le Carré ranks 30Before him are D. B. Cooper, Jim Jones, Guy Debord, Desmond Tutu, João Gilberto, and Roger Penrose. After him are William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Rupert Murdoch, Anne Bancroft, Viktor Korchnoi, and Annie Girardot. Among people deceased in 2020, John le Carré ranks 32Before him are Geert Hofstede, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Joel Schumacher, Oliver E. Williamson, Kenny Rogers, and Stirling Moss. After him are Mirella Freni, Luis Sepúlveda, Paolo Rossi, Radomir Antić, Christopher Tolkien, and Nexhmije Hoxha.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John le Carré ranks 460 out of 6,924Before him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), Donald Winnicott (1896), Thomas Bayes (1702), and Mike Oldfield (1953). After him are Graham Hill (1929), John Smith (1580), Morrissey (1959), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), and Christian de Duve (1917).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John le Carré ranks 61Before him are Samuel Butler (1835), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Oliver Sacks (1933), and Anthony Burgess (1917). After him are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), and Daphne du Maurier (1907).