David Irving

1938 - Today

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David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is an English author who has written on the military and political history of World War II, especially Nazi Germany. He was found to be a Holocaust denier in a UK court in 2000 as a result of a failed libel case.Irving's works include The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987) and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996). In his works, he argued that Adolf Hitler did not know of the extermination of Jews, or, if he did, he opposed it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Irving has received more than 4,100,955 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. David Irving is the 1,232nd most popular writer (down from 712th in 2019), the 921st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 575th in 2019) and the 109th most popular British Writer.

David Irving is most famous for his revisionist history, which denies the Holocaust.

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  • 60.23

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  • 42

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  • 3.91

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  • 4.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Hitler's war
The war between the generals
The trail of the fox
The war path
The destruction of Dresden

Page views of David Irvings by language

Over the past year David Irving has had the most page views in the with 491,458 views, followed by German (67,499), and Italian (28,639). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (142.22%), Simple English (121.97%), and Esperanto (104.96%)


Among writers, David Irving ranks 1,232 out of 7,302Before him are Brian Tracy, Giovanni Verga, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Harry Harrison, Juliusz Słowacki, and Maurus Servius Honoratus. After him are José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Blaise Cendrars, Bhartṛhari, Boris Pahor, Radoje Domanović, and Andrei Platonov.

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Among people born in 1938, David Irving ranks 81Before him are Ian Stewart, Ben E. King, Michael Rockefeller, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Luigi Tenco, and Etta James. After him are Taha Yassin Ramadan, Elliott Gould, Terence Stamp, Tereza Kesovija, Leonardo Boff, and Roland Topor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 921 out of 8,785Before him are Stirling Moss (1929), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), John McAfee (1945), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), William Penn (1645), and Bob Klose (1945). After him are Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), Thomas Tallis (1502), Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764), Terence Stamp (1938), John Dryden (1631), and Alan Hodgkin (1914).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 109Before him are Bernard Cornwell (1944), Edmund Spenser (1552), Samuel Butler (1612), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), and James Anderson (1680). After him are John Dryden (1631), Arthur Hailey (1920), Samuel Pepys (1633), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Lobsang Rampa (1910), and Thomas Chatterton (1752).