Stephen King

1947 - Today

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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author. Called the "King of Horror", he has also explored other genres, among them suspense, crime, science-fiction, fantasy and mystery. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in collections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen King has received more than 29,325,897 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Stephen King is the 107th most popular writer (down from 82nd in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from United States (down from 68th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Writer.

Stephen King is most famous for his horror novels.

Memorability Metrics

  • 29M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 76.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 108

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Fiction / Horror, Fiction / General
The Overlook Hotel is more than just a home-away-from-home for the Torrance family. For Jack, Wendy, and their young son, Danny, it is a place where past horrors come to life. And where those gifted with the shining do battle with the darkest evils. Stephen King's classic thriller is one of the most powerfully imagined novels of our time. <p> <b>The Shining</b>
Fiction, Horror
A promise made twenty-eight years ago calls seven adults to reunite in Derry, Maine, where as teenagers they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children.
Fiction, Horror
Think Jaws, but with a 200-pound Saint Bernard.
Fiction, Horror
The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.
On Writing
On Writing is both a textbook for writers and a memoir of Stephen's life and will, thus, appeal even to those who are not aspiring writers. If you've always wondered what led Steve to become a writer and how he came to be the success he is today, this will answer those questions.
Literary Collections / General
Novelist Paul Sheldon has plans to make the difficult transition from writing historical romances featuring heroine Misery Chastain to publishing literary fiction.

Page views of Stephen Kings by language

Over the past year Stephen King has had the most page views in the with 3,163,462 views, followed by Spanish (617,149), and Russian (486,093). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (106.30%), Korean (92.87%), and Simple English (86.96%)


Among writers, Stephen King ranks 107 out of 7,302Before him are James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Paulo Coelho, Abu Nuwas, Du Fu, and André Gide. After him are Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, Haruki Murakami, Apuleius, Jean de La Fontaine, and George Bernard Shaw.

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Among people born in 1947, Stephen King ranks 6Before him are Hillary Clinton, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, and Paulo Coelho. After him are David Bowie, Elton John, David Letterman, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, and Florentino Pérez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen King ranks 81 out of 20,380Before him are Bill Clinton (1946), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woody Allen (1935), Al Capone (1899), Abraham Maslow (1908), and Robin Williams (1951). After him are Morgan Freeman (1937), Larry Ellison (1944), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Charles Manson (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Stephen King ranks 10Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Mark Twain (1835), Robert Frost (1874), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Jack London (1876), and Toni Morrison (1931). After him are Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), Dale Carnegie (1888), and Ray Bradbury (1920).