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", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture, his books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 63 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 22,286,909 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Stephen King is the 98th most popular writer (down from 89th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from United States (down from 58th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Writer.

Stephen King is most famous for his horror novels.

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  • 97

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  • 9.11

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  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Stephen King ranks 98 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Bukowski, Heinrich Heine, Cato the Elder, José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, and Mary Shelley. After him are Maurice Maeterlinck, Erich Maria Remarque, Selma Lagerlöf, André Gide, Ivan Turgenev, and Miyamoto Musashi.

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Among people born in 1947, Stephen King ranks 4Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Johan Cruyff. After him are Paulo Coelho, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, and O. J. Simpson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen King ranks 75 out of 15,968Before him are Noam Chomsky (1928), George H. W. Bush (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), Helen Keller (1880), Woody Allen (1935), and Robin Williams (1951). After him are John Dewey (1859), Joe Biden (1942), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Patrick Swayze (1952), and Frank Sinatra (1915).

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), J. D. Salinger (1919), John Steinbeck (1902), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), William Faulkner (1897), and Ray Bradbury (1920).

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