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Stephen King

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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", his books have sold more than 350 million copies as of 2006, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 64 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen King has received more than 26,572,782 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Stephen King is the 82nd most popular writer (up from 98th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from United States (up from 75th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Writer.

Stephen King is most famous for his horror novels.

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  • 27M

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  • 77.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Stephen King ranks 82 out of 5,755Before him are Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Frost, Toni Morrison, Paulo Coelho, and Nikolai Gogol. After him are Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Milan Kundera, Heinrich Heine, Selma Lagerlöf, and Virginia Woolf.

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Among people born in 1947, Stephen King ranks 5Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, and Paulo Coelho. After him are David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, and Dilma Rousseff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen King ranks 68 out of 18,182Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Toni Morrison (1931), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Gore (1948), Morgan Freeman (1937), and Helen Keller (1880). After him are John D. Rockefeller (1839), Danny DeVito (1944), Noam Chomsky (1928), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Patrick Swayze (1952), and Theodore Roosevelt (1858).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Stephen King ranks 8Before him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), Mark Twain (1835), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), and Toni Morrison (1931). After him are Henry David Thoreau (1817), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), Frank Herbert (1920), and J. D. Salinger (1919).

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