J. K. Rowling

1965 - Today

J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling ( ROH-ling; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. K. Rowling has received more than 17,650,121 page views. Her biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 281st most popular writer.

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  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 116

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, J. K. Rowling ranks 279 out of 4,883Before her are Fuzûlî, Henrik Pontoppidan, Arthur Miller, Chinghiz Aitmatov, John Donne, and Emily Dickinson. After her are Luigi Pirandello, Christine de Pizan, Pär Lagerkvist, Bartolomé de las Casas, François Mauriac, and Marguerite de Navarre.

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Among people born in 1965, J. K. Rowling ranks 1After her are Bashar al-Assad, Dmitry Medvedev, Salman Khan, Robert Downey Jr., Gheorghe Hagi, Petro Poroshenko, Mads Mikkelsen, Shah Rukh Khan, Charlie Sheen, Björk, and Waris Dirie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. K. Rowling ranks 201 out of 5,347Before her are James V of Scotland (1512), John Keats (1795), Graham Greene (1904), Rowan Atkinson (1955), Stan Laurel (1890), and John Donne (1572). After her are Edward V of England (1470), Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Mordred (null), Henry III of England (1207), Roger Taylor (1949), and Beatrix Potter (1866).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. K. Rowling ranks 31Before her are Terry Pratchett (1948), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Ian Fleming (1908), John Keats (1795), Graham Greene (1904), and John Donne (1572). After her are Beatrix Potter (1866), Robert Burns (1759), Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and G. K. Chesterton (1874).