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John Berger

1926 - 2017

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John Peter Berger ( BUR-jər; 5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to the BBC series of the same name, was influential. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Berger has received more than 1,098,252 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Berger is the 1,202nd most popular writer (up from 1,211th in 2019), the 949th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 952nd in 2019) and the 113th most popular British Writer.

John Berger is most famous for his art criticism and his novels.

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Among writers, John Berger ranks 1,202 out of 5,755Before him are Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Paul Bourget, Roger Caillois, Gabriele Amorth, Claudio Magris, and Max Nordau. After him are Khaqani, Dan Simmons, David Grossman, Shammai, Dean Koontz, and Stanisław Jerzy Lec.

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Among people born in 1926, John Berger ranks 77Before him are Gyula Grosics, Henry Way Kendall, Jean-Pierre Serre, Masatoshi Koshiba, Alan Greenspan, and Andrew Schally. After him are Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Gus Grissom, Jorge Medina, Poul Anderson, James Stirling, and László Papp. Among people deceased in 2017, John Berger ranks 69Before him are Michael Nyqvist, Abdul Halim of Kedah, John Heard, Hans Rosling, Piet Keizer, and Roger Ailes. After him are Jake LaMotta, Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Chris Cornell, Albert Speer, and Fats Domino.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Berger ranks 949 out of 7,765Before him are Susan Boyle (1961), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), Simon Cowell (1959), Thomas De Quincey (1785), Anne Hyde (1637), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982). After him are John Hawkwood (1320), Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Ron Dennis (1947), Michael Smith (1932), and William Bligh (1754).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Berger ranks 113Before him are Thomas Chatterton (1752), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), Arthur Hailey (1920), and Thomas De Quincey (1785). After him are James Anderson (1680), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Butler (1612), Neil Gaiman (1960), and John Dryden (1631).