Christopher Hitchens

1949 - 2011

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Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American socio-political critic and public intellectual, who mainly expressed himself as an author, journalist, orator, and columnist. He wrote, co-wrote, edited or co-edited over 30 books, including five of essays on culture, politics, and literature. Hitchens described himself as an anti-theist, who saw all religions as false, harmful, and authoritarian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Hitchens has received more than 8,112,752 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Christopher Hitchens is the 32nd most popular journalist (down from 31st in 2019), the 1,719th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,641st in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Journalist.

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Among journalists, Christopher Hitchens ranks 32 out of 129Before him are Aenne Burda, Steve McCurry, Eddie Adams, Joe Rosenthal, Gareth Jones, and Edgar Snow. After him are Margaret Bourke-White, Kevin Carter, Marie Colvin, Edward R. Murrow, Eve Arnold, and Kazimierz Nowak.

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Among people born in 1949, Christopher Hitchens ranks 141Before him are Paul Rodgers, Michael W. Young, John Savage, Phil Lynott, David Foster, and Alan Menken. After him are Georges Leekens, Leopoldo Luque, John Toshack, Clodoaldo, John Wetton, and Billy Gibbons. Among people deceased in 2011, Christopher Hitchens ranks 112Before him are Dennis Oppenheim, Violetta Villas, Inese Jaunzeme, Hidemaro Watanabe, Paul Baran, and Nikolai Andrianov. After him are Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, María Mercader, Charles Napier, Édouard Glissant, Eliyahu M. Goldratt, and María Elena Walsh.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Hitchens ranks 1,719 out of 6,924Before him are Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1874), James Boswell (1740), Eleanor of Woodstock (1318), Adrian Newey (1958), Donald Maclean (1913), and Godwin, Earl of Wessex (1001). After him are William Etty (1787), Constantine II of Scotland (801), Paul Scofield (1922), John Stevens Henslow (1796), William Sealy Gosset (1876), and John Bevis (1695).

Among JOURNALISTS In United Kingdom

Among journalists born in United Kingdom, Christopher Hitchens ranks 4Before him are W. T. Stead (1849), Jeremy Clarkson (1960), and Gareth Jones (1905). After him are William Wilson (1844), Malcolm Campbell (1885), George Rodger (1908), Martin Parr (1952), Murray Walker (1923), Malcolm Muggeridge (1903), Chris Bonington (1934), and Don McCullin (1935).