Brian Jacques

1939 - 2011

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James Brian Jacques (, as in "Jakes"; 15 June 1939 – 5 February 2011) was an English author known for his Redwall series of novels and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Jacques has received more than 715,084 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Brian Jacques is the 6,206th most popular writer (down from 5,677th in 2019), the 5,198th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,918th in 2019) and the 587th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 720k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Mattimeo (Redwall #3)
Fantasy, Mice, Animals
The Taggerung
Redwall Abbey (Imaginary place), Animals, Juvenile fiction
A young otter, kidnapped in his infancy and raised as a warrior-thief by a band of vermin, leaves the tribe and goes off to seek adventures of his own.
The Angel's Command
Pirates, Orphans, Space and time
Ben and his black labrador, castaways from the legendary ghost ship Flying Dutchman, swore never to go to sea again. But fate casts them adrift once more on a French pirate ship, with two villainous sea captains--and a ghost--in pursuit.
Redwall (Redwall #1)
Animals, Fantasy, Fiction
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Mariel of Redwall (Redwall #4)
Animals, Fantasy, Fiction
The mousemaid Mariel achieves victory at sea for the animals of Redwall Abbey, fighting the savage pirate rat Gabool the Wild, warlord of rodent corsairs.


Among writers, Brian Jacques ranks 6,206 out of 7,302Before him are Alain LeRoy Locke, Fríða Á. Sigurðardóttir, Paolo Giordano, Lorraine Hansberry, Sida Košutić, and Glenn Greenwald. After him are Emma Willard, Flora Nwapa, Pentti Haanpää, Wolfdietrich Schnurre, Cynthia Ozick, and Mikhail Gurevich.

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Among people born in 1939, Brian Jacques ranks 560Before him are Paul Winter, Javier González, Jet Harris, Martin Feldstein, José Fernández, and Richard Zare. After him are Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, James M. Bardeen, Paul Sauvage, Kate O'Mara, Pavel Morozenko, and S. David Griggs. Among people deceased in 2011, Brian Jacques ranks 430Before him are Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Peter Schamoni, Jet Harris, Albertina Sisulu, George Baker, and Annalisa Ericson. After him are Pauline Betz, Angela Scoular, Gordon Tootoosis, Iztok Puc, Mike Starr, and Aloysius Ambrozic.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Jacques ranks 5,198 out of 8,785Before him are Dennis Wise (1966), Paul Oakenfold (1963), Brian Bennett (1940), Jeffrey Goldstone (1933), John Simon, 1st Viscount Simon (1873), and Janet Simpson (1944). After him are Harry Mallin (1892), Duffy (1984), Joan Greenwood (1921), Thomas Allen (1944), Julian Bailey (1961), and Edmund Rubbra (1901).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Brian Jacques ranks 587Before him are Beryl Bainbridge (1932), Alan Hollinghurst (1954), Alan Garner (1934), John Barbour (1316), Dafydd ap Gwilym (1320), and Bernice Rubens (1923). After him are China Miéville (1972), R. D. Blackmore (1825), Mary Lamb (1764), Max Hastings (1945), Thomas Hughes (1822), and Ronald Firbank (1886).