Ross Macdonald

1915 - 1983

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar (; December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ross Macdonald has received more than 297,967 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,914th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Ross Macdonald ranks 1,911 out of 4,883Before him are Siri Hustvedt, Rosario Castellanos, Gene Wolfe, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Ludwig Uhland, and Joseph Joffo. After him are Samael Aun Weor, Friedrich Rückert, Michel Leiris, Edmond Jabès, Vasily Aksyonov, and Gustav Landauer.

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Among people born in 1915, Ross Macdonald ranks 84Before him are Kunihiko Kodaira, John Vorster, Georgy Sviridov, Ibolya Csák, Liisi Oterma, and Richard Hamming. After him are Loris Francesco Capovilla, Alicia Rhett, Willie Dixon, Piet de Jong, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and John Profumo. Among people deceased in 1983, Ross Macdonald ranks 60Before him are Walther Nehring, László Budai, Karen Carpenter, John Vorster, Tino Rossi, and Roy Sullivan. After him are Charlie Rivel, Piero Sraffa, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Rebecca West, Igor Markevitch, and Artemio Franchi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ross Macdonald ranks 2,257 out of 12,171Before him are Van Cliburn (1934), John Frusciante (1970), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Gene Wolfe (1931), and Dwight F. Davis (1879). After him are Albert R. Broccoli (1909), J. Walter Christie (1865), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), George Kelly (1905), Lew Wallace (1827), and Lindsay Lohan (1986).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ross Macdonald ranks 223Before him are Theodore Sturgeon (1918), James M. Cain (1892), Eugene Nida (1914), Fredric Jameson (1934), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Gene Wolfe (1931). After him are William Peter Blatty (1928), Suzanne Collins (1962), John Edward Williams (1922), Neil Postman (1931), Alex Haley (1921), and Chuck Palahniuk (1962).