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Mark Knopfler

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Mark Freuder Knopfler (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Born in Scotland and raised in England, he was the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits. He pursued a solo career after the band first dissolved in 1988. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Knopfler has received more than 8,291,755 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Mark Knopfler is the 25th most popular musician (down from 24th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 158th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Musician.

Mark Knopfler is most famous for being the lead guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Dire Straits.

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Among musicians, Mark Knopfler ranks 25 out of 2,662Before him are Jean-Michel Jarre, Charlie Watts, George Harrison, Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, and Arthur Rubinstein. After him are Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Scatman John, Bon Scott, Martha Argerich, and Miles Davis.

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Among people born in 1949, Mark Knopfler ranks 7Before him are Pablo Escobar, Meryl Streep, Haruki Murakami, Niki Lauda, António Guterres, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Sigourney Weaver, Richard Gere, Arsène Wenger, Benjamin Netanyahu, Anna Wintour, and Roger Taylor.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 159 out of 7,765Before him are Henry IV of England (1367), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Ringo Starr (1940), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), and Saint Patrick (385). After him are Aleister Crowley (1875), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Eric Clapton (1945), and Terry Pratchett (1948).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 8Before him are Elton John (1947), Paul McCartney (1942), Brian May (1947), Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), and Ringo Starr (1940). After him are Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), and Cat Stevens (1948).

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