Banjo Paterson

1864 - 1941

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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Banjo Paterson has received more than 776,589 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Banjo Paterson is the 5,045th most popular writer (down from 4,290th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Australia (down from 223rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Australian Writer.

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Among writers, Banjo Paterson ranks 5,045 out of 5,794Before him are Sam Houser, Marie NDiaye, Tony Kushner, Pavel Antokolsky, Lucía Etxebarría, and María Dueñas. After him are Robert Cormier, Sony Lab'ou Tansi, François Nourissier, Walker Percy, Thomas Lodge, and Zitkala-Sa.

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Among people born in 1864, Banjo Paterson ranks 138Before him are Frank Chapman, Alexandre Levy, George Hillyard, Emil Kellenberger, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet, and Rukhmabai. After him are Charles Marion Russell, Jakob Jakobsen, Tully Marshall, and Jessie Ralph. Among people deceased in 1941, Banjo Paterson ranks 152Before him are Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, Hamilton Harty, Franz Bartl, John Stanley Plaskett, Blind Boy Fuller, and Bob Crompton. After him are Konstantinos Miliotis-Komninos, Frank Waller, William Gibbs McAdoo, Helen Morgan, and James Stephenson.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Banjo Paterson ranks 277 out of 790Before him are Adrian Quist (1913), Peta Wilson (1970), John Hillcoat (1961), Rolf Harris (1930), Graham Arnold (1963), and Tones and I (2000). After him are Melissa George (1976), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), Paul Stoddart (1955), Aurelio Vidmar (1967), John Broughton (1952), and Ben Chifley (1885).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Banjo Paterson ranks 19Before him are Markus Zusak (1975), Greg Egan (1961), Trudi Canavan (1969), Robert Hughes (1938), Patricia Wrightson (1921), and Henry Lawson (1867). After him are Les Murray (1938), David Malouf (1934), Kate Morton (1976), Richard Flanagan (1961), Liane Moriarty (1966), and Miles Franklin (1879).