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Ken Follett

1949 - Today

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Kenneth Martin Follett, (born 5 June 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works.Many of his books have achieved high ranking on best seller lists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Follett has received more than 2,508,860 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Ken Follett is the 373rd most popular writer (up from 440th in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 331st in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Writer.

Ken Follett is most famous for his novel "The Pillars of the Earth" which is about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century.

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  • 2.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Ken Follett ranks 373 out of 5,755Before him are William Wordsworth, Romain Gary, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Roth, Henry James, and Arthur de Gobineau. After him are Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, Marguerite Yourcenar, Auguste Escoffier, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Ludovico Ariosto.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Ken Follett ranks 19Before him are Roger Taylor, Bernard Arnault, Lech Kaczyński, Maurice Gibb, Bruce Springsteen, and Abdullah Öcalan. After him are Sandra Mason, Jeff Bridges, Caitlyn Jenner, André Rieu, Jessica Lange, and Slavoj Žižek.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Follett ranks 292 out of 7,765Before him are William Ramsay (1852), Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), Ælla of Northumbria (800), and Ritchie Blackmore (1945). After him are Peter Sellers (1925), Harthacnut (1018), Harold Macmillan (1894), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), David Suchet (1946), and Thomas Becket (1119).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ken Follett ranks 35Before him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Graham Greene (1904), John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), and William Wordsworth (1770). After him are George Eliot (1819), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Christopher Marlowe (1564), Enid Blyton (1897), and Thomas Paine (1737).

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