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David Attenborough

1926 - Today

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Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English 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 22,597,831 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). David Attenborough is the 3rd most popular presenter, the 444th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 561st 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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  • 72

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  • 3.29

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  • 6.36

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Among presenters, David Attenborough ranks 3 out of 110Before him are Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey. After him are Steve Irwin, Larry King, Hebe Camargo, Henry Rollins, Alex Jones, Bear Grylls, Fred Rogers, David Letterman, and Anna Moffo.

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Among people born in 1926, David Attenborough ranks 30Before him are Allen Ginsberg, Harper Lee, Ivan Illich, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jerry Lewis, and Clifford Geertz. After him are Ben Roy Mottelson, Leopoldo Galtieri, Donald A. Glaser, Margot Frank, Jack Brabham, and Vivian Maier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Attenborough ranks 444 out of 7,765Before him are Gary Moore (1952), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), Joseph Merrick (1862), Percy Fawcett (1867), Christopher Nolan (1970), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800). After him are James I of Scotland (1394), Robert II of Scotland (1316), Kate Winslet (1975), Thomas Harriot (1560), Charles Dance (1946), and Morrissey (1959).

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), Alexa Chung (1983), Bruce Forsyth (1928), Gavin McInnes (1970), John Oliver (1977), Matt Lucas (1974), and Charlie Brooker (1971).

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