Christopher Hitchens

1949 - 2011

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Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British and American author, journalist, and educator. Author of 18 books on faith, culture, politics and literature, he was born and educated in Britain, graduating in the 1970s from Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In the early 1980s, he emigrated to the United States and wrote for The Nation and Vanity Fair. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Hitchens has received more than 11,464,511 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Christopher Hitchens is the 32nd most popular journalist, the 1,504th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,609th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Journalist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Christopher Hitchens by language

Over the past year Christopher Hitchens has had the most page views in the with 1,462,510 views, followed by German (46,369), and Spanish (31,185). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (374.06%), Lithuanian (338.25%), and Breton (76.11%)


Among journalists, Christopher Hitchens ranks 32 out of 196Before him are Marcelo H. del Pilar, W. T. Stead, Charles Dow, Diana Nyad, Steve McCurry, and Walker Evans. After him are Kevin Carter, Marcel Bezençon, Margaret Bourke-White, Joe Rosenthal, François Mignet, and Thomas Nast.

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Among people born in 1949, Christopher Hitchens ranks 154Before him are Geezer Butler, Massimo D'Alema, Patrick Hernandez, Eddie Money, Vera Wang, and Hyon Yong-chol. After him are Trevor Horn, Thierry Sabine, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Pam Grier, Dusty Hill, and Mineko Iwasaki. Among people deceased in 2011, Christopher Hitchens ranks 100Before him are Frans Sammut, Ján Popluhár, Robert Brout, Jesús María Pereda, Loriot, and Eugene Nida. After him are Maria Altmann, Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bernard Collomb, Roland Petit, Charles Napier, and Marie-France Pisier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Hitchens ranks 1,504 out of 8,785Before him are John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland (1504), Paul Bettany (1971), Robert Southey (1774), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Elsa Lanchester (1902), and Herbert Kilpin (1870). After him are Matthew Boulton (1728), Andrew Parker Bowles (1939), Jared Harris (1961), Edward the Exile (1016), Bill Ward (1948), and Henry Sidgwick (1838).

Among JOURNALISTS In United Kingdom

Among journalists born in United Kingdom, Christopher Hitchens ranks 4Before him are Gareth Jones (1905), Jeremy Clarkson (1960), and W. T. Stead (1849). After him are William Wilson (1844), Piers Morgan (1965), Don McCullin (1935), Martin Parr (1952), Murray Walker (1923), Carol Thatcher (1953), Malcolm Muggeridge (1903), and Malcolm Campbell (1885).