Ken Follett

1949 - Today

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Kenneth Martin Follett, (born 5 June 1949) is a Welsh-born 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 2,214,816 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ken Follett is the 440th most popular writer (down from 415th in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 298th in 2019) and the 44th 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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  • 48

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  • 8.61

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  • 2.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ken Follett ranks 440 out of 5,794Before him are Alexander Pope, Heinrich von Kleist, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Baldassare Castiglione, Tom Clancy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ilya Ehrenburg, and Enid Blyton.

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Among people born in 1949, Ken Follett ranks 21Before him are Roger Taylor, Arsène Wenger, Jeff Bridges, Bernard Arnault, Lech Kaczyński, and Abdullah Öcalan. After him are Jessica Lange, Slavoj Žižek, Maurice Gibb, Patrick Süskind, Carlos the Jackal, and Bobby Farrell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Follett ranks 331 out of 6,924Before him are William Henry Bragg (1862), Mary Read (1695), Alexander Pope (1688), John Ruskin (1819), Frederick Sanger (1918), and Charles Glover Barkla (1877). After him are Marianne Faithfull (1946), C. F. Powell (1903), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Enid Blyton (1897), Randal Cremer (1828), and Charles Lyell (1797).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ken Follett ranks 44Before him are John Galsworthy (1867), Beatrix Potter (1866), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and Alexander Pope (1688). After him are Enid Blyton (1897), Harold Pinter (1930), Thomas Paine (1737), Samuel Johnson (1709), George Eliot (1819), and D. H. Lawrence (1885).

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