Frederick Forsyth

1938 - Today

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Frederick McCarthy Forsyth (born 25 August 1938) is an English novelist and journalist. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and The Kill List. Forsyth's works frequently appear on best-sellers lists and more than a dozen of his titles have been adapted to film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Forsyth has received more than 1,756,644 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Frederick Forsyth is the 864th most popular writer (down from 704th in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 569th in 2019) and the 78th most popular British Writer.

Forsyth is most famous for his novel The Day of the Jackal, which is about a professional assassin hired to kill French president Charles de Gaulle.

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  • 1.8M

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  • 62.92

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Dogs of War
The Afghan
The Odessa File
The Day of the Jackal
The Veteran
The devil's alternative

Page views of Frederick Forsyths by language

Over the past year Frederick Forsyth has had the most page views in the with 218,413 views, followed by German (30,012), and Russian (27,515). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Estonian (75.19%), Finnish (66.98%), and Esperanto (65.15%)


Among writers, Frederick Forsyth ranks 864 out of 7,302Before him are Ernesto Sabato, Iris Murdoch, John Fante, Ambrose Bierce, Philostratus, and Peter Weiss. After him are Aziz Nesin, Wilkie Collins, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Zeami Motokiyo, Aubrey Beardsley, and Nizar Qabbani.

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Among people born in 1938, Frederick Forsyth ranks 53Before him are Jiří Menzel, Alpha Condé, Raymond Carver, Ayaz Mutallibov, Kurt Wüthrich, and Viktor Chernomyrdin. After him are Issey Miyake, Lynn Margulis, Oliver Reed, Joyce Carol Oates, Brian Dennehy, and Marcello Gandini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 654 out of 8,785Before him are Bobby Robson (1933), John Flamsteed (1646), Kevin Keegan (1951), Brian Eno (1948), Colin Maclaurin (1698), and Richard Arkwright (1732). After him are Wilkie Collins (1824), Ian Paice (1948), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), Patrick Blackett (1897), and Bernard Lewis (1916).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 78Before him are Tony Buzan (1942), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edgar Wallace (1875), John Bunyan (1628), Julian Barnes (1946), and W. H. Auden (1907). After him are Wilkie Collins (1824), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Philip Pullman (1946), Ben Jonson (1572), Bruce Chatwin (1940), and James May (1963).