David Gemmell

1948 - 2006

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David Andrew Gemmell (; 1 August 1948 – 28 July 2006) was a British author of heroic fantasy, best known for his debut novel, Legend. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in 1984. He went on to write over thirty novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Gemmell has received more than 495,087 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. David Gemmell is the 2,300th most popular writer (up from 2,529th in 2019), the 1,737th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,860th in 2019) and the 201st most popular British Writer.

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  • 22

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  • 5.60

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  • 2.24

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Among writers, David Gemmell ranks 2,300 out of 5,794Before him are Vladimir Stasov, Paschasius Radbertus, Sextus Pompeius Festus, Fujiwara no Teika, Petar Kočić, and Camilo Castelo Branco. After him are Rebecca West, Samuil Marshak, Commodian, Stephenie Meyer, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, and Carl Zuckmayer.

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Among people born in 1948, David Gemmell ranks 146Before him are John de Lancie, Terry Goodkind, Jürgen Sparwasser, George Abela, Natan Sharansky, and Donna Karan. After him are Miklós Németh, Raymond Leo Burke, Rick Parfitt, Gottfried Helnwein, Helmuth Koinigg, and Jean-Pierre Raffarin. Among people deceased in 2006, David Gemmell ranks 111Before him are Tina Aumont, Alberto Spencer, Milan Babić, Marie Tharp, Marek Grechuta, and Trevor Berbick. After him are Pietro Rava, Seymour Martin Lipset, Johannes Willebrands, Malcolm Arnold, Alexander Zinoviev, and Mickey Hargitay.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Gemmell ranks 1,737 out of 6,924Before him are Ken Tyrrell (1924), Emily Blunt (1983), Black (1962), Amy Johnson (1903), John A. Hobson (1858), and John Toshack (1949). After him are Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), Rebecca West (1892), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), James Glaisher (1809), Archibald Leitch (1865), and David Yates (1963).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Gemmell ranks 201Before him are John Wyndham (1903), Karen Armstrong (1944), William Beckford (1760), James Boswell (1740), Frederick Marryat (1792), and Dick Francis (1920). After him are Rebecca West (1892), Nevil Shute (1899), Samuel Smiles (1812), Tobias Smollett (1721), Walter Bagehot (1826), and Thomas Gray (1716).