Douglas Adams

1952 - 2001

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a video game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990), Last Chance to See (1990). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas Adams has received more than 3,035,725 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 664th most popular writer.

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  • 63.55

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  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.85

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  • 4.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Douglas Adams ranks 661 out of 4,883Before him are L. Ron Hubbard, Periander, Marcus Gavius Apicius, Thomas Harris, Curzio Malaparte, and Pierre Loti. After him are Edmond Rostand, Jerome K. Jerome, Muriel Spark, Eduardo Galeano, Neal Cassady, and Bert Hellinger.

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Among people born in 1952, Douglas Adams ranks 21Before him are Francis Fukuyama, Gary Moore, Roger Milla, Sylvia Kristel, John Goodman, and Arkan. After him are Anneliese Michel, Sammo Hung, Jimmy Connors, Jean-Paul Gaultier, David Hasselhoff, and Zoran Đinđić. Among people deceased in 2001, Douglas Adams ranks 25Before him are Balthus, Robert Ludlum, Wilhelm Mohnke, John Lee Hooker, Ahmad Shah Massoud, and Nikolay Basov. After him are Gilbert Bécaud, William Hanna, Clifford Shull, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Marie José of Belgium, and Charles Trenet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Douglas Adams ranks 491 out of 5,347Before him are Peter Gabriel (1950), Anne Neville (1456), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Henry Moseley (1887), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), and A. S. Neill (1883). After him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Alan Parker (1944), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Gustav Holst (1874), and Muriel Spark (1918).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Douglas Adams ranks 67Before him are Thomas Hardy (1840), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), A. J. Cronin (1896), A. A. Milne (1882), and John Bunyan (1628). After him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Muriel Spark (1918), Frederick Forsyth (1938), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Patrick White (1912), and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757).