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David Ogilvy

1911 - 1999

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David Mackenzie Ogilvy (; 23 June 1911 – 21 July 1999) was a British advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, and known as the "Father of Advertising". Trained at the Gallup research organisation, he attributed the success of his campaigns to meticulous research into consumer habits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Ogilvy has received more than 70,601 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David Ogilvy is the 1,625th most popular writer (up from 1,777th in 2019), the 1,294th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,384th in 2019) and the 136th most popular British Writer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.84

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  • 2.53

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Among writers, David Ogilvy ranks 1,625 out of 5,755Before him are Dubravka Ugrešić, Peter Benchley, Hincmar, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Javier Marías. After him are Barbara Cartland, Tanya Savicheva, Olaus Petri, Raul Hilberg, Archestratus, and Watchman Nee.

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Among people born in 1911, David Ogilvy ranks 81Before him are Ishirō Honda, Elizabeth Bishop, Renée Simonot, William Stuart-Houston, Thanom Kittikachorn, and Jean-Pierre Aumont. After him are Lee J. Cobb, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Shiing-Shen Chern, Andor Lilienthal, Viktor Barna, and David Seymour. Among people deceased in 1999, David Ogilvy ranks 61Before him are André Martinet, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Gyula Zsengellér, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Alfredo Kraus, and Dusty Springfield. After him are Barış Manço, Saul Steinberg, DeForest Kelley, Charlotte Perriand, Moondog, and Victor Mature.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Ogilvy ranks 1,294 out of 7,765Before him are William George Horner (1786), Charles Algernon Parsons (1854), Pattie Boyd (1944), Mark Phillips (1948), John Boyd Orr (1880), and Williamina Fleming (1857). After him are Barbara Cartland (1901), Tom Hiddleston (1981), Alexander of Hales (1175), Michael Redgrave (1908), Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415), and Martin Lowry (1874).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Ogilvy ranks 136Before him are Samuel Pepys (1633), Lee Child (1954), P. D. James (1920), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Alistair MacLean (1922), and Colin Wilson (1931). After him are Barbara Cartland (1901), Ted Hughes (1930), Ruth Rendell (1930), Seamus Heaney (1939), Walafrid Strabo (808), and John Gay (1685).