J. K. Rowling

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Joanne Rowling ( ROH-ling; born 31 July 1965), also known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She wrote a seven-volume children's fantasy series, Harry Potter, published from 1997 to 2007. The series has been enormously successful: it has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into at least 70 languages, and spawned a global media franchise including films and video games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. K. Rowling has received more than 24,813,695 page views. Her biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). J. K. Rowling is the 293rd most popular writer (down from 279th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 201st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Writer.

J.K. Rowling is most famous for being the author of the Harry Potter series, which is the best-selling book series in history with over 450 million copies sold.

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  • 120

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.09

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  • 5.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, J. K. Rowling ranks 293 out of 5,794Before her are Marguerite de Navarre, Eckhart Tolle, O. Henry, Arthur Miller, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Anne Brontë. After her are Martial, Mikhail Lermontov, Lucan, Jack Kerouac, Ernst Jünger, and Gao Xingjian.

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Among people born in 1965, J. K. Rowling ranks 1After her are Bashar al-Assad, Tedros Adhanom, Salman Khan, Dmitry Medvedev, Charlie Sheen, Rodney King, Robert Downey Jr., Björk, Gheorghe Hagi, Waris Dirie, and Brandon Lee.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, J. K. Rowling ranks 219 out of 6,924Before her are Charles II of England (1630), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Catherine Howard (1523), Anne Brontë (1820), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), and Joe Cocker (1944). After her are Keith Richards (1943), Edward the Black Prince (1330), Anthony Giddens (1938), Catherine Parr (1512), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), and James Hunt (1947).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, J. K. Rowling ranks 33Before her are Terry Pratchett (1948), John Keats (1795), Robert Burns (1759), William Wordsworth (1770), Anna Wintour (1949), and Anne Brontë (1820). After her are Christopher Marlowe (1564), John Donne (1572), J. M. Barrie (1860), Graham Greene (1904), John Galsworthy (1867), and Beatrix Potter (1866).

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