Taylor Caldwell

1900 - 1985

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Janet Miriam Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was a British-born American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction under the pen names Taylor Caldwell, Marcus Holland and Max Reiner. She was also known by a variation of her married name, J. Miriam Reback. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taylor Caldwell has received more than 338,218 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Taylor Caldwell is the 4,667th most popular writer (down from 3,897th in 2019), the 3,363rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,869th in 2019) and the 377th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 340k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Great lion of God
Apostles, Bible, Christian saints
Based on the life of St Paul.
The eagles gather
Fiction, French Americans, Fiction, general
The strong city
Family, Fiction, Fiction in English
Dear and glorious physician
Bible, Christian saints, Evangelists (Bible)
The world-famous novel about the triumphant story of St. Luke, man of science, and Gospel writer<P> Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" And it is of this Lucanus that Taylor Caldwell tells here in one of the most stirring stories ever lived or written.<P> Lucanus grew up in the household of his stepfather, the Roman govenor of Antioch. After studying medicine in Alexandria he became one of the greatest physicians of the ancient world and traveled far and wide through the Mediterranean region healing the sick. <P> As time went on he learned of the life and death of Christ and saw in Him the God he was seeking. To find out all he could about the life and teachings of Jesus, whom he never saw, Lucanus visited all the places where Jesus had been, questioning everyone--including His mother, Mary--who had known Him or heard Him preach. At last, when he had gathered all information possible, he wrote down what we now know as the Gospel according to St. Luke. <P> Taylor Caldwell has chosen the grand, the splendid means to tell of St. Luke. Her own travels through the Holy Land and years of meticulous research made Dear and Glorious Physician a fully developed portrait of a complex and brilliant man and a colorful re-creation of ancient Roman life as it contrasted in its decadence with the new world Christianity was bringing into being. Here is a story to warm, to inspire, to call forth renewal of faith and love lying deep in each reader's heart.
Dynasty of death
Fiction in English
The Turnbulls
Fiction in English, Children's fiction, Fiction, general
The story of John Turnbull and his wife Lillybelle Botts set to struggle from the hideous cycle of hatred and love. John is an 18-year-old Englishman who think of nothing but his love for his beautiful yet cruel cousin Eugenia McNeill. However, after an unforgivable mistake his father sent him to America with his wife Lillybelle. There John's pride, Lillybelle's passion and the rage to love mixed so it did not only destroy those they hate, but also those they love. With the help of Mr. Wilkins and Mrs. Beardsley the couple live a life of fortune and contentment until Eugenia and her husband Andrew Bollister came and ruined everything. Now John's hatred grew and gave him three daughters. The youngest (Adelaide) is the one who take his vengeance and hate not until Anthony, Andrew and Eugenia's son came and fall in love to Adelaide. Together, Adelaide and Anthony built a Romeo and Juliet love story that the tragedy is heart warming and tear jerking. And against John's and Andrew's will, they married. After the struggle and enduring Lillybelle's passion break through and made John realized how wrong he was and realized that he doesn't love Eugenia anymore and Lillybelle is the one he really love.

Page views of Taylor Caldwells by language

Over the past year Taylor Caldwell has had the most page views in the with 43,597 views, followed by Spanish (10,497), and Portuguese (6,716). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (62.22%), Bulgarian (42.65%), and Finnish (34.87%)


Among writers, Taylor Caldwell ranks 4,667 out of 7,302Before her are Andrej Sládkovič, Svatopluk Čech, Igor Newerly, Vishnu Sharma, Monica Lovinescu, and Zakaria Tamer. After her are Süreyya Ağaoğlu, H. C. Artmann, Juan José Arreola, Stephen Baxter, Elias Khoury, and Michalina Wisłocka.

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Among people born in 1900, Taylor Caldwell ranks 211Before her are Ioannis Andreou, Ioannis Theodoropoulos, Pedro Arispe, Natalio Perinetti, Hermann Kesten, and Delfo Bellini. After her are Gottfried Haberler, Pedro Ochoa, César Espinoza, Ivan Kozlovsky, Charles Jewtraw, and Mikhail Tikhonravov. Among people deceased in 1985, Taylor Caldwell ranks 172Before her are Marie Bell, Nicolas Hoydonckx, Natalio Perinetti, Carlos Spadaro, Matt Monro, and Forbes Burnham. After her are Roger Sessions, Yrjö Nikkanen, Masten Gregory, Olav Sunde, George Murdock, and Julie Vlasto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Taylor Caldwell ranks 3,363 out of 8,785Before her are Nick Park (1958), Simon McBurney (1957), Michael Tippett (1905), James Donald (1917), Thomas Wedgwood (1771), and Gary Lewis (1957). After her are Nigel Kennedy (1956), Alan Cumming (1965), Eva Le Gallienne (1899), Trevor Bolder (1950), Stephen Baxter (1957), and Simone Perrotta (1977).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Taylor Caldwell ranks 377Before her are Gilbert Adair (1944), Ronald Knox (1888), W. S. Gilbert (1836), Sarah Kane (1971), Grace Aguilar (1816), and Thomas Middleton (1580). After her are Stephen Baxter (1957), Peter Ackroyd (1949), Gillian Rubinstein (1942), Edward Thomas (1878), John Mawe (1764), and James Thomson (1700).