David Attenborough

1926 - Today

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Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster, 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 18,750,341 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). David Attenborough is the 3rd most popular presenter (up from 4th in 2019), the 562nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 502nd 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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Among presenters, David Attenborough ranks 3 out of 109Before him are Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey. After him are Hebe Camargo, Steve Irwin, Henry Rollins, Fred Rogers, Larry King, Alex Jones, David Letterman, Bear Grylls, and Anna Moffo.

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Among people born in 1926, David Attenborough ranks 40Before him are Ben Roy Mottelson, Necmettin Erbakan, Vivian Maier, Alcides Ghiggia, Hilary Putnam, and Mel Brooks. After him are Neal Cassady, George Martin, Donald A. Glaser, Murray Rothbard, Ingrid Thulin, and Margot Frank.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Attenborough ranks 562 out of 6,924Before him are William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), George Mallory (1886), Karl Pearson (1857), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), William Byrd (1543), and Brook Taylor (1685). After him are Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Jean Simmons (1929), John Horton Conway (1937), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Douglas Adams (1952), and Robbie Coltrane (1950).

Among PRESENTERS In United Kingdom

Among presenters born in United Kingdom, David Attenborough ranks 1After him are Bear Grylls (1974), Sharon Osbourne (1952), John Peel (1939), David Frost (1939), Tony Wilson (1950), Bruce Forsyth (1928), John Oliver (1977), Caroline Flack (1979), Matt Lucas (1974), Alexa Chung (1983), and Charlie Brooker (1971).

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