Tom Clancy

1947 - 2013

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Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist. He is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Clancy has received more than 9,438,607 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Tom Clancy is the 516th most popular writer (down from 405th in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from United States (down from 414th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Writer.

Tom Clancy is most famous for his Jack Ryan series of novels, which include "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," "The Sum of All Fears," and "The Teeth of the Tiger."

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The sum of all fears
Red rabbit
The hunt for Red October
Clear and present danger
Without remorse

Page views of Tom Clancies by language

Over the past year Tom Clancy has had the most page views in the with 1,057,838 views, followed by German (124,471), and French (83,633). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (68.32%), West Frisian (67.14%), and Ukrainian (33.88%)


Among writers, Tom Clancy ranks 516 out of 7,302Before him are Statius, Alfred Jarry, Camille Flammarion, Gabriele Amorth, Isaac Babel, and Aulus Gellius. After him are Alvin Toffler, Henry IV of Castile, Elie Wiesel, Marie-Antoine Carême, Tennessee Williams, and Premchand.

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Among people born in 1947, Tom Clancy ranks 35Before him are Carlos Santana, Robert Kiyosaki, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Glenn Close, Farrah Fawcett, and Herman Van Rompuy. After him are Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Gloria Gaynor, Sam Neill, Rob Rensenbrink, Gerd Binnig, and Dick Advocaat. Among people deceased in 2013, Tom Clancy ranks 22Before him are Lou Reed, Paul Walker, Boris Berezovsky, Nílton Santos, Giuliano Gemma, and Donald A. Glaser. After him are Jang Song-thaek, Jovanka Broz, Christian de Duve, François Jacob, Ronald Coase, and Gylmar dos Santos Neves.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Clancy ranks 531 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Keaton (1951), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Alice Cooper (1948), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), and Nelson Rockefeller (1908). After him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Tennessee Williams (1911), Ferid Murad (1936), Anthony Perkins (1932), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tom Clancy ranks 48Before him are Susan Sontag (1933), Jack Kerouac (1922), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Patricia Highsmith (1921), George R. R. Martin (1948), and Robert A. Heinlein (1907). After him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Tennessee Williams (1911), Richard Bach (1936), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), T. S. Eliot (1888), and Sidney Sheldon (1917).