David Attenborough

1926 - Today

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Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is a British broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection, a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. Attenborough was a senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Attenborough has received more than 26,613,866 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). David Attenborough is the 4th most popular presenter (down from 3rd in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 444th in 2019) and the most popular British Presenter.

David Attenborough is a British broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for his work in television, which includes presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on Earth.

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  • 27M

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  • 63.57

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  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Attenboroughs by language

Over the past year David Attenborough has had the most page views in the with 3,606,389 views, followed by German (126,833), and Spanish (88,627). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swahili (1,756.36%), Simple English (487.28%), and Persian (414.95%)


Among presenters, David Attenborough ranks 4 out of 143Before him are David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Oprah Winfrey. After him are Nando Parrado, Steve Irwin, Hebe Camargo, Larry King, Henry Rollins, Alex Jones, Jimmy Savile, and Anna Moffo.

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Among people born in 1926, David Attenborough ranks 48Before him are Louise Hay, Andrew Schally, Jack Brabham, Abdus Salam, Alcides Ghiggia, and Neal Cassady. After him are Vivian Maier, Ingrid Thulin, Clifford Geertz, Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ingeborg Bachmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Attenborough ranks 591 out of 8,785Before him are Erasmus Darwin (1731), Tony Iommi (1948), Annie Lennox (1954), Joan Collins (1933), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), and Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809). After him are Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Eleanor Marx (1855), Richard Francis Burton (1821), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).

Among PRESENTERS In United Kingdom

Among presenters born in United Kingdom, David Attenborough ranks 1After him are Jimmy Savile (1926), Bear Grylls (1974), Sharon Osbourne (1952), David Frost (1939), John Peel (1939), Gavin McInnes (1970), Matt Lucas (1974), Tony Wilson (1950), Bruce Forsyth (1928), Alexa Chung (1983), and John Oliver (1977).