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 3,144,086 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). David Irving is the 806th most popular writer (up from 955th in 2019), the 630th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 722nd in 2019) and the 85th 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 806 out of 5,794Before him are Hans Sachs, Wilkie Collins, Stefan George, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Publilius Syrus, and Kang Youwei. After him are Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, Frank Wedekind, John Fowles, and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1938, David Irving ranks 45Before him are Diana Rigg, Marina Vlady, Raymond Carver, Frederick Forsyth, Fuad Masum, and Abulfaz Elchibey. After him are Oliver Reed, Lynn Margulis, José Altafini, Luigi Tenco, Jean Seberg, and Alpha Condé.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 630 out of 6,924Before him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), Edgar Wallace (1875), William Oughtred (1574), Leslie Howard (1893), Wilkie Collins (1824), and Henry the Young King (1155). After him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Martin Ryle (1918), John Buchan (1875), John Fowles (1926), Bruce Dickinson (1958), and Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Irving ranks 85Before him are Ian McEwan (1948), H. Rider Haggard (1856), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), Edgar Wallace (1875), and Wilkie Collins (1824). After him are John Fowles (1926), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Patrick White (1912), Bruce Chatwin (1940), and Aubrey Beardsley (1872).