John Christopher

1922 - 2012

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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 180,588 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Christopher is the 3,046th most popular writer (up from 3,166th in 2019), the 2,269th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,295th in 2019) and the 269th most popular British Writer.

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  • 180k

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  • 62.44

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, John Christopher ranks 3,046 out of 5,794Before him are Jacques Delille, R. A. Salvatore, Juan Fernández de Heredia, Åsa Larsson, Bonaventure des Périers, and Arthur Young. After him are Alma Karlin, Giuseppe Parini, Peter Cheyney, Édouard Chavannes, Laura Bridgman, and Matthías Jochumsson.

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Among people born in 1922, John Christopher ranks 206Before him are Hal Clement, Saad el-Shazly, René Lévesque, Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, Eusebio Tejera, and Yuri Knorozov. After him are Jock Stein, Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Bigode, Burt Kennedy, Emile Habibi, and Esther Lederberg. Among people deceased in 2012, John Christopher ranks 161Before him are George McGovern, Albert O. Hirschman, James Farentino, Ivica Horvat, José María Zárraga, and Elliott Carter. After him are Georgi Lozanov, William Thurston, Ignatius IV of Antioch, Gevork Vartanian, Carlo Rambaldi, and Fiorenzo Magni.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Christopher ranks 2,269 out of 6,924Before him are Arthur Young (1741), Bob Klose (1945), Paul Greengrass (1955), Francis Darwin (1848), Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1924), and William Jackson Hooker (1785). After him are Trevor Horn (1949), Thomas Morley (1557), Peter Cheyney (1896), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Edward Arthur Milne (1896), and John Peel (1939).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Christopher ranks 269Before him are Francis Beaumont (1584), Richard Hammond (1969), Walter Map (1140), Arnold Bennett (1867), William Cowper (1731), and Arthur Young (1741). After him are Peter Cheyney (1896), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), Peter James (1948), John Winthrop (1588), J. B. Priestley (1894), and Israel Zangwill (1864).