Frederick Forsyth

1938 - Today

Frederick Forsyth

Frederick McCarthy Forsyth (born 25 August 1938) is an English novelist, journalist, former spy, and occasional political commentator. 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 995,147 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 678th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Frederick Forsyth ranks 675 out of 4,883Before him are Madame Roland, Luis de Góngora, Milena Jesenská, Gnaeus Naevius, Enheduanna, and Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus. After him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Colleen McCullough, Judah Halevi, Stephen Covey, William Saroyan, and Carlos Fuentes.

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Among people born in 1938, Frederick Forsyth ranks 35Before him are Rod Laver, Donald Knuth, Bounnhang Vorachith, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Otto Rehhagel, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. After him are Fuad Masum, Robert Nozick, Jean Giraud, Jean Seberg, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Kurt Wüthrich.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 511 out of 5,347Before him are Nigel Farage (1964), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Nigel Mansell (1953), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Thomas Cromwell (1485), and Tilda Swinton (1960). After him are Charlie Watts (1941), Karl Pearson (1857), Antony Hewish (1924), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Tom Jones (1940), and Jean Simmons (1929).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 70Before him are A. J. Cronin (1896), A. A. Milne (1882), John Bunyan (1628), Douglas Adams (1952), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Muriel Spark (1918). After him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Patrick White (1912), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Henry Fielding (1707), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Julian Barnes (1946).