Alfred Hitchcock

1899 - 1980

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema. In a career spanning six decades, he directed over 50 feature films, many of which are still widely watched and studied today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Hitchcock has received more than 15,442,102 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 138 in 2019). Alfred Hitchcock is the 5th most popular film director (down from 2nd in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 23rd in 2019) and the most popular British Film Director.

Alfred Hitchcock is most famous for his contributions to the thriller and suspense genres. He directed and produced more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming one of the most influential directors in cinematic history.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 140

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Alfred Hitchcocks by language

Over the past year Alfred Hitchcock has had the most page views in the with 1,835,617 views, followed by German (332,914), and French (332,620). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tuvan (80,900.00%), Kannada (55.27%), and Cantonese (54.60%)


Among film directors, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 5 out of 2,041Before him are Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman, and Hayao Miyazaki. After him are Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Ridley Scott, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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Among people born in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 3Before him are Huang Xianfan, and Ernest Hemingway. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Al Capone, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Frederick IX of Denmark, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Humphrey Bogart, and László Bíró. Among people deceased in 1980, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 4Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Karl Dönitz. After him are John Lennon, Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, and Steve McQueen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 40 out of 8,785Before him are Alexander Graham Bell (1847), Jane Austen (1775), Robert Hooke (1635), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), and John Maynard Keynes (1883). After him are John Lennon (1940), John Major (1943), John Dalton (1766), Bertrand Russell (1872), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and David Ricardo (1772).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Alfred Hitchcock ranks 1After him are Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), Alan Parker (1944), Tony Scott (1944), Christopher Nolan (1970), Peter Brook (1925), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Greenaway (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), and Mike Newell (1942).