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David Irving

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David John Cawdell Irving (born 24 March 1938) is an English author and Holocaust denier who has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany. His 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 3,682,910 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). David Irving is the 718th most popular writer (up from 806th in 2019), the 575th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 630th in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Writer.

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

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Among writers, David Irving ranks 718 out of 5,755Before him are Joseph Campbell, Tukaram, Jin Yong, Alexander Blok, Louise Hay, and Bruno Schulz. After him are Claudian, Aratus, L. Ron Hubbard, Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, and Phillis Wheatley.

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Among people born in 1938, David Irving ranks 46Before him are Bounnhang Vorachith, Diana Rigg, Robert Nozick, Otto Rehhagel, Michael Rockefeller, and Frederick Forsyth. After him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Jiří Menzel, Raymond Carver, Brian Dennehy, Ian Stewart, and Lynn Margulis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 575 out of 7,765Before him are Frederick Forsyth (1938), Peter Gabriel (1950), Richard Arkwright (1732), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Tom Jones (1940), and Christian Bale (1974). After him are James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), John Macleod (1876), William Stanley Jevons (1835), Gerard Butler (1969), and John Edward Gray (1800).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 68Before him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), and Frederick Forsyth (1938). After him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), and Julian Barnes (1946).