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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 147,245 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). S. S. Van Dine is the 2,298th most popular writer (down from 2,254th in 2019), the 2,937th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,836th in 2019) and the 266th most popular American Writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 54.11

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, S. S. Van Dine ranks 2,298 out of 5,755Before him are Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Ai Qing, Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, Stefan Żeromski, and Francesc Eiximenis. After him are George Whitefield, Terry Goodkind, Victoria Ocampo, Cao Yu, Mir Taqi Mir, and Zabel Yesayan.

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Among people born in 1888, S. S. Van Dine ranks 98Before him are Richard Courant, Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Domenico Tardini, Paul Ramadier, Roberto Assagioli, and Francesco Baracca. After him are Harukichi Hyakutake, Marcel L'Herbier, Carl Hilpert, Lead Belly, Archduchess Isabella of Austria, and Hans Graf von Sponeck. Among people deceased in 1939, S. S. Van Dine ranks 62Before him are Havelock Ellis, Archibald Leitch, Johann Strauss III, Yevgeny Miller, Evald Aav, and Arthur Rackham. After him are Xu Shichang, Ma Rainey, Max Skladanowsky, Kyōka Izumi, Konstantin Somov, and Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, S. S. Van Dine ranks 2,937 out of 18,182Before him are Joel Asaph Allen (1838), Jerry Brudos (1939), Linda Nochlin (1931), Bill Hewlett (1913), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), and Dolores Costello (1903). After him are Ted Williams (1918), June Allyson (1917), Terry Goodkind (1948), Gene Krupa (1909), Rhea Seehorn (1972), and Edward Kasner (1878).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, S. S. Van Dine ranks 266Before him are Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Ford (1944), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), Terence McKenna (1946), and Jonathan Franzen (1959). After him are Terry Goodkind (1948), Neil Postman (1931), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Edward Bunker (1933), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), and Orson Scott Card (1951).