Markus Persson

1979 - Today

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Markus Alexej Persson ( , Swedish: [ˈmǎrkɵs ˈpæ̌ːʂɔn] ; born 1 June 1979), also known as "Notch", is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. He is the creator of the video game Minecraft, which since its release has become the best-selling video game in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Markus Persson has received more than 6,313,461 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Markus Persson is the 4th most popular game designer (down from 2nd in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from Sweden (down from 182nd in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Game Designer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 6.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among game designers, Markus Persson ranks 4 out of 77Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, and Alexey Pajitnov. After him are Ralph H. Baer, Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Gabe Newell, Satoru Iwata, Satoshi Tajiri, Lizzie Magie, and Klaus Teuber.

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Among people born in 1979, Markus Persson ranks 6Before him are Heath Ledger, Andrea Pirlo, Diego Forlán, Valentino Rossi, and Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. After him are Kimi Räikkönen, Anders Behring Breivik, Nicolas Anelka, Roberta Metsola, Chris Pratt, and Diego Milito.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Markus Persson ranks 201 out of 1,879Before him are Michael Nyqvist (1960), Sverker II of Sweden (1164), Sten Sture the Younger (1493), Ingvar Carlsson (1934), Nicolai Gedda (1925), and Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613). After him are Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Knut Wicksell (1851), Gunnar Asplund (1885), Per Olov Enquist (1934), and Ann-Margret (1941).


Among game designers born in Sweden, Markus Persson ranks 1After him are Jens Bergensten (1979), and Johan Andersson (1974).