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 6,884,076 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Tom Clancy is the 442nd most popular writer (down from 433rd in 2019), the 440th most popular biography from United States (down from 400th in 2019) and the 46th 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."

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  • 61

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  • 6.62

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  • 4.14

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Among writers, Tom Clancy ranks 442 out of 5,794Before him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, Ken Follett, and Baldassare Castiglione. After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ilya Ehrenburg, Enid Blyton, Comte de Lautréamont, and Johannes V. Jensen.

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Among people born in 1947, Tom Clancy ranks 19Before him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Iggy Pop. After him are Robert Kiyosaki, Shirin Ebadi, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, Farrah Fawcett, and Paco de Lucía. Among people deceased in 2013, Tom Clancy ranks 13Before him are Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Peter O'Toole, Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Frederick Sanger. After him are Douglas Engelbart, Ronald Coase, Robert Edwards, Giulio Andreotti, Lou Reed, and Giuliano Gemma.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Clancy ranks 440 out of 15,968Before him are Lauren Bacall (1924), Terry Gilliam (1940), Sylvia Plath (1932), Jennifer Aniston (1969), Stanley Cohen (1922), and Frank Abagnale (1948). After him are Julianne Moore (1960), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Joseph Henry (1797), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Douglas Engelbart (1925), and Kurt Russell (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Tom Clancy ranks 46Before him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and Sylvia Plath (1932). After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and Susan Sontag (1933).