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Bernard Cornwell

1944 - Today

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Bernard Cornwell (born 23 February 1944) is an English-American 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 2,211,247 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Bernard Cornwell is the 1,010th most popular writer (down from 950th in 2019), the 797th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 736th in 2019) and the 97th 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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  • 24

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  • 6.19

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  • 2.33

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Among writers, Bernard Cornwell ranks 1,010 out of 5,755Before him are Franz Grillparzer, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Pierre Louÿs, Jorge Semprún, Bernardino de Sahagún, and Jean Moréas. After him are Andrew of Crete, Nicolas Chamfort, Ernesto Sabato, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Namdev, and Johannes Tauler.

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Among people born in 1944, Bernard Cornwell ranks 69Before him are Bora Milutinović, Norodom Ranariddh, Udo Kier, Peter Weir, Maria João Pires, and David J. Wineland. After him are Nelson Freire, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Günter Netzer, Klaus Nomi, and Bernhard Schlink.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell ranks 797 out of 7,765Before him are Matt Busby (1909), John Ray (1627), Richard Stone (1913), Stephen Gray (1666), Archibald Hill (1886), and David Cameron (1966). After him are Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), John Vane (1927), Wentworth Miller (1972), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Rob Roy MacGregor (1671), and Francis Hutcheson (1694).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Bernard Cornwell ranks 97Before him are Bruce Chatwin (1940), Ben Jonson (1572), John Fowles (1926), E. M. Forster (1879), Henry Fielding (1707), and John William Polidori (1795). After him are Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), James Hadley Chase (1906), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edmund Spenser (1552), Robert Graves (1895), and W. H. Auden (1907).

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