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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 1,643,050 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Frederick Forsyth is the 710th most popular writer (up from 760th in 2019), the 569th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 594th in 2019) and the 67th 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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  • 41

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  • 6.58

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  • 3.30

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Among writers, Frederick Forsyth ranks 710 out of 5,755Before him are Dashiell Hammett, Jean Froissart, Arto Paasilinna, John Dos Passos, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, and Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. After him are Chevalier d'Éon, Joseph Campbell, Tukaram, Jin Yong, Alexander Blok, and Louise Hay.

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Among people born in 1938, Frederick Forsyth ranks 45Before him are Marina Vlady, Bounnhang Vorachith, Diana Rigg, Robert Nozick, Otto Rehhagel, and Michael Rockefeller. After him are David Irving, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Jiří Menzel, Raymond Carver, Brian Dennehy, and Ian Stewart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 569 out of 7,765Before him are Jean Simmons (1929), James Dewar (1842), Eric Burdon (1941), James II of Scotland (1430), Thomas Savery (1650), and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850). After him are Peter Gabriel (1950), Richard Arkwright (1732), Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930), Tom Jones (1940), Christian Bale (1974), and David Irving (1938).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Frederick Forsyth ranks 67Before him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), and Alexander Pope (1688). After him are David Irving (1938), A. J. Cronin (1896), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934).