Bernard Cornwell

1944 - Today

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Bernard Cornwell, (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Cornwell has received more than 1,826,305 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Bernard Cornwell is the 950th most popular writer (up from 1,113th in 2019), the 737th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 829th in 2019) and the 99th most popular British Writer.

Bernard Cornwell is most famous for his Sharpe series, a series of novels about a British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars.

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Among writers, Bernard Cornwell ranks 950 out of 5,794Before him are Vicente Aleixandre, Eleanor Marx, Irwin Shaw, Valerius Maximus, Kurt Eisner, and Guido Cavalcanti. After him are Christoph Martin Wieland, Harry Mulisch, Roger Zelazny, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Henri Troyat, and Jorge Semprún.

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Among people born in 1944, Bernard Cornwell ranks 59Before him are Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jonathan Demme, John Holmes, John Rhys-Davies, Kunishige Kamamoto, and Udo Kier. After him are Larry Ellison, Günter Netzer, R. Lee Ermey, Bernhard Schlink, Peter Weir, and Robert Powell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell ranks 737 out of 6,924Before him are Simon Cowell (1959), Willibrord (658), Eleanor Marx (1855), Susan Boyle (1961), Terence Stamp (1938), and John Paul Jones (1946). After him are Edward B. Titchener (1867), Peter Cushing (1913), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), Desmond Morris (1928), and Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell ranks 99Before him are E. M. Forster (1879), James May (1963), Philip Pullman (1946), Julian Barnes (1946), Robert Graves (1895), and Eleanor Marx (1855). After him are Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), James Hadley Chase (1906), Arthur Hailey (1920), and Elizabeth Gaskell (1810).

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