S. S. Van Dine

1888 - 1939

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S. S. Van Dine (also styled S.S. Van Dine) is the pseudonym used by American art critic Willard Huntington Wright (October 15, 1888 – April 11, 1939) when he wrote detective novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of S. S. Van Dine has received more than 183,065 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). S. S. Van Dine is the 2,175th most popular writer (up from 2,278th in 2019), the 2,720th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,930th in 2019) and the 236th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Casino Murder Case
Fiction, mystery & detective, general
Gracie Allen Murder Case
Dragon Murder Case
Winter Murder Case
Greene Murder Case
Canary Murder Case

Page views of S. S. Van Dines by language

Over the past year S. S. Van Dine has had the most page views in the with 31,750 views, followed by English (26,081), and Italian (6,727). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (339.19%), Simple English (236.29%), and Japanese (62.08%)


Among writers, S. S. Van Dine ranks 2,175 out of 7,302Before him are Auguste Maquet, Nelson Algren, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Antimachus, Herman Bang, and Alexander Imich. After him are Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Apollonius Dyscolus, Dagny Juel, Jacques Futrelle, Erich Mühsam, and Leonora Christina Ulfeldt.

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Among people born in 1888, S. S. Van Dine ranks 93Before him are Chōjun Miyagi, Hans Richter, Hans von Salmuth, Milan Stojadinović, Masaharu Homma, and Paul Morand. After him are Francesco Baracca, Odile Defraye, Richard Kohn, Roberto Assagioli, Paul Ramadier, and Harilal Gandhi. Among people deceased in 1939, S. S. Van Dine ranks 59Before him are Xu Shichang, Kyōka Izumi, Oscar Milosz, Yevgeny Miller, Konstantin Korovin, and Havelock Ellis. After him are Isaak Brodsky, Ivan Mosjoukine, Eugène-Henri Gravelotte, Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Benjamin Tucker, and Archibald Leitch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, S. S. Van Dine ranks 2,720 out of 20,380Before him are Grace Slick (1939), Nelson Algren (1909), Anne Archer (1947), Wes Montgomery (1923), Jo Van Fleet (1915), and Ric Flair (1949). After him are John Havlicek (1940), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Joey DeMaio (1954), and Billy Drago (1945).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, S. S. Van Dine ranks 236Before him are Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Ed McBain (1926), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and Nelson Algren (1909). After him are Jacques Futrelle (1875), Samuel R. Delany (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Alfred Bester (1913), Erich Segal (1937), and Audre Lorde (1934).