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 1,210,131 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Frederick Forsyth is the 760th most popular writer (down from 675th in 2019), the 595th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 511th in 2019) and the 74th 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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Among writers, Frederick Forsyth ranks 760 out of 5,794Before him are Agathias, Antoine Galland, Ismail Gaspirali, Antonio Machado, Klaus Ebner, and Nellie Bly. After him are Christa Wolf, Vasubandhu, Eleanor H. Porter, Claudius Aelianus, Olga Tokarczuk, and Jane Hawking.

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Among people born in 1938, Frederick Forsyth ranks 42Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rod Laver, Brian Dennehy, Diana Rigg, Marina Vlady, and Raymond Carver. After him are Fuad Masum, Abulfaz Elchibey, David Irving, Oliver Reed, Lynn Margulis, and José Altafini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 595 out of 6,924Before him are Osborne Reynolds (1842), Henry Bessemer (1813), Philip Miller (1691), Robert Grosseteste (1175), Boris Karloff (1887), and William Lassell (1799). After him are John Snow (1813), Annie Lennox (1954), William Dampier (1651), John Henry Newman (1801), Jane Hawking (1944), and Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 74Before him are John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Muriel Spark (1918), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are Jane Hawking (1944), Henry Fielding (1707), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Samuel Richardson (1689), Ian McEwan (1948), and H. Rider Haggard (1856).