Richard Scarry

1919 - 1994

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Richard McClure Scarry (June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was an American children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Scarry has received more than 652,760 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Richard Scarry is the 4,535th most popular writer (down from 3,649th in 2019), the 6,714th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,798th in 2019) and the 558th most popular American Writer.

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  • 650k

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  • 58.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Richard Scarry ranks 4,535 out of 5,794Before him are Henriette Roland Holst, Horst Faas, Marc Okrand, Ricardo Güiraldes, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Stephen Hunter. After him are Izaak Walton, Joseph Roumanille, Arvid August Afzelius, Stratis Myrivilis, Villy Sørensen, and Sofi Oksanen.

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Among people born in 1919, Richard Scarry ranks 232Before him are Jacques Laurent, Helen Walton, Grisha Filipov, Finn Helgesen, George Cadle Price, and Alan Brown. After him are Aldo Campatelli, Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Laila Schou Nilsen, Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, Strother Martin, and Jan Flinterman. Among people deceased in 1994, Richard Scarry ranks 220Before him are Karl-Heinz Metzner, Rolf Jacobsen, Rolf Singer, Bruno Pezzey, Grisha Filipov, and Alex Wilson. After him are Gennady Voronov, Delio Rodríguez, Christopher Lasch, Norberto Menéndez, Jimmy Miller, and Ion Lăpușneanu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Scarry ranks 6,714 out of 15,968Before him are Marc Okrand (1948), Satchel Paige (1906), Walton Goggins (1971), Elizabeth Gilbert (1969), Lana Parrilla (1977), and Stephen Hunter (1946). After him are Colleen Atwood (1948), Alfred Carlton Gilbert (1884), Alice Hamilton (1869), Charles Conrad Abbott (1843), Amy Klobuchar (1960), and Ina Balin (1937).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Scarry ranks 558Before him are Dee Brown (1908), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), John Gardner (1933), Marc Okrand (1948), Elizabeth Gilbert (1969), and Stephen Hunter (1946). After him are Philip Agee (1935), William Cullen Bryant (1794), Warren Farrell (1943), Robert Charles Wilson (1953), Russell Banks (1940), and Eve Ensler (1953).