New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Raymond Chandler

1888 - 1959

Photo of Raymond Chandler

Icon of person Raymond Chandler

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Chandler has received more than 2,533,514 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Raymond Chandler is the 313th most popular writer (up from 342nd in 2019), the 291st most popular biography from United States (up from 315th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Writer.

Raymond Chandler is most famous for his detective novels, such as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Raymond Chandlers by language


Among writers, Raymond Chandler ranks 313 out of 5,755Before him are Lorenzo Valla, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Heyse, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Prosper Mérimée, and Mario Puzo. After him are Paul Celan, Callimachus, Gregory of Tours, Karl May, François Mauriac, and Jack Kerouac.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1888, Raymond Chandler ranks 14Before him are Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Nikolai Bukharin, Nestor Makhno, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. After him are Jean Monnet, Friedrich Fromm, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Friedrich Olbricht, C. V. Raman, and Johannes Itten. Among people deceased in 1959, Raymond Chandler ranks 6Before him are Stepan Bandera, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and George Marshall. After him are Billie Holiday, Owen Willans Richardson, Gérard Philipe, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Others Born in 1888

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1959

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Raymond Chandler ranks 291 out of 18,182Before him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Nick Nolte (1941), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Norbert Wiener (1894), Shirley MacLaine (1934), and Mario Puzo (1920). After him are Gloria Stuart (1910), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Eli Wallach (1915), and Billie Holiday (1915).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Raymond Chandler ranks 28Before him are Philip K. Dick (1928), Coen brothers (null), Walt Whitman (1819), Henry Miller (1891), Margaret Mitchell (1900), and Mario Puzo (1920). After him are Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Philip Roth (1933).