Rex Stout

1886 - 1975

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Rex Todhunter Stout (; December 1, 1886 – October 27, 1975) was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. His best-known characters are the detective Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin, who were featured in 33 novels and 39 novellas between 1934 and 1975. In 1959, Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rex Stout has received more than 315,694 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Rex Stout is the 1,329th most popular writer (down from 1,327th in 2019), the 1,564th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,510th in 2019) and the 152nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Rex Stout ranks 1,329 out of 5,794Before him are Babrius, Victor Serge, Namık Kemal, Heliodorus of Emesa, Lord Alfred Douglas, and Egon Kisch. After him are Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Juliusz Słowacki, Hieronymus of Cardia, Robin Hobb, Ibn al-Nadim, and Robert de Montesquiou.

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Among people born in 1886, Rex Stout ranks 55Before him are Vittorio Pozzo, Alain-Fournier, Dong Biwu, Hugh Lofting, Karl Korsch, and Jisaburō Ozawa. After him are Garegin Nzhdeh, Henry King, Werner Kempf, Frank Lloyd, Willem Drees, and Erich Fellgiebel. Among people deceased in 1975, Rex Stout ranks 50Before him are François Tombalbaye, Dong Biwu, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Avery Brundage, and Thornton Wilder. After him are Gunnar Gunnarsson, George Stevens, Ivan Maisky, Georg Ots, Fredric March, and Walker Evans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rex Stout ranks 1,564 out of 15,968Before him are Jody Williams (1950), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Larry Page (1973), Cliff Robertson (1923), Robert W. Holley (1922), and Ethan Allen (1738). After him are Robert J. Flaherty (1884), John Philip Sousa (1854), Brad Dourif (1950), Robin Hobb (1952), Fred Rogers (1928), and Barbara Bel Geddes (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Rex Stout ranks 152Before him are Jeffery Deaver (1950), William Styron (1925), Norman Mailer (1923), Tom Wolfe (1930), James Oliver Curwood (1878), and Thornton Wilder (1897). After him are Robin Hobb (1952), Erich Segal (1937), Michael Connelly (1956), Robert E. Howard (1906), Gore Vidal (1925), and James Ellroy (1948).