John Christopher

1922 - 2012

John Christopher

Sam Youd (16 April 1922 – 3 February 2012), known professionally as Christopher Samuel Youd, was a British writer, best known for science fiction under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the novels The Death of Grass, The Possessors, and the young-adult novel series The Tripods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Christopher has received more than 149,833 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,175th most popular writer.

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  • 150k

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  • 48.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, John Christopher ranks 3,170 out of 4,883Before him are Arthur Waley, Evgeny Schwartz, Isidore Isou, Mariano Azuela, Wallace Stevens, and Mihailo Lalić. After him are Itō Noe, Claude Bourgelat, Yusuf Idris, Maurice de Guérin, Shulamith Firestone, and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli.

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Among people born in 1922, John Christopher ranks 209Before him are Chairil Anwar, Bob Martin, Roy Salvadori, Luiz Bonfá, Joanne Dru, and Richard Kiley. After him are Mariano Gonzalvo, Hammer DeRoburt, Jock Stein, Steven Hill, Yuri Knorozov, and Alexander Kazhdan. Among people deceased in 2012, John Christopher ranks 171Before him are Florence Green, Ervin Zádor, Yash Chopra, Roy Salvadori, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, and Lakshmi Sahgal. After him are Bal Thackeray, Shulamith Firestone, Marie Colvin, Claude Miller, James Farentino, and Georgi Lozanov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Christopher ranks 2,297 out of 5,347Before him are Ruth Belville (1854), Arthur Waley (1889), James Whale (1889), Ellen Terry (1847), Rachel Roberts (1927), and Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776). After him are Alexander McDonnell (1798), Lily Collins (1989), Ray Davies (1944), Vic Elford (1935), Ioan Gruffudd (1973), and Alfred Tysoe (1874).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Christopher ranks 280Before him are Clare Hollingworth (1911), William Cowper (1731), Francis de Laporte de Castelnau (1810), Paul Johnson (1928), John Farey Sr. (1766), and Arthur Waley (1889). After him are Siegfried Sassoon (1886), Nick Hornby (1957), Arthur Young (1741), Anthony Hope (1863), Edward William Lane (1801), and Eleanor Farjeon (1881).