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Jared Diamond

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Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American geographer, historian, ornithologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005), The World Until Yesterday (2012), and Upheaval (2019). Originally trained in biochemistry and physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography, and evolutionary biology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jared Diamond has received more than 2,003,207 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jared Diamond is the 46th most popular historian (down from 35th in 2019), the 608th most popular biography from United States (down from 456th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Historian.

Jared Diamond is most famous for his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, which explores the question of why Eurasian civilizations became dominant.

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Among historians, Jared Diamond ranks 46 out of 339Before him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Aby Warburg, Ernst Gombrich, Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, and Niketas Choniates. After him are Poggio Bracciolini, Tzvetan Todorov, Callisthenes, John Skylitzes, Marcus Velleius Paterculus, and Socrates of Constantinople.

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Among people born in 1937, Jared Diamond ranks 30Before him are Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Robert Coleman Richardson, Philip Glass, Bruce McLaren, and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples. After him are Gennady Yanayev, Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, David Hockney, Gordon Banks, and Princess Birgitta of Sweden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jared Diamond ranks 608 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Landon (1936), Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), and Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927). After him are Burt Reynolds (1936), Theodore Dreiser (1871), William T. G. Morton (1819), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kilby (1923), and Harold Lasswell (1902).

Among HISTORIANS In United States

Among historians born in United States, Jared Diamond ranks 2Before him are Thomas Kuhn (1922). After him are Donna Haraway (1944), Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Hayden White (1928), Richard Sennett (1943), Howard Zinn (1922), Linda Nochlin (1931), Deborah Lipstadt (1947), Frederick Jackson Turner (1861), Robert Darnton (1939), and John King Fairbank (1907).