Markus Persson

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Markus Alexej Persson (Swedish: [ˈmǎrkɵs ˈpæ̌ːʂɔn] (listen); born 1 June 1979), also known as Notch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer. He is best known for creating the sandbox video game Minecraft and for founding the video game company Mojang in 2009. Persson's principal venture for founding Mojang was Minecraft which gained popularity and support since its tech demo in 2009. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Markus Persson has received more than 4,170,317 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Markus Persson is the 5th most popular game designer (up from 13th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Sweden (up from 520th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Game Designer.

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  • 41

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  • 1.70

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Among game designers, Markus Persson ranks 5 out of 46Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Ralph H. Baer, Hideo Kojima, and Gabe Newell. After him are Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, and Steve Jackson.

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Among people born in 1979, Markus Persson ranks 8Before him are Andrea Pirlo, Valentino Rossi, Anders Behring Breivik, Kimi Räikkönen, Diego Forlán, and Chris Pratt. After him are Travis Fimmel, Eric Abidal, Diego Milito, Nicolas Anelka, Kourtney Kardashian, and Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland.

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Among people born in Sweden, Markus Persson ranks 231 out of 1,296Before him are Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Johan Banér (1596), Per Wahlöö (1926), Anna Lindh (1957), Håkan Nesser (1950), and Thorbjörn Fälldin (1926). After him are Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Oscar Swahn (1847), Elizabeth Stride (1843), Per Gessle (1959), Alf Sjöberg (1903), and Camilla Läckberg (1974).


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

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