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Markus Persson

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Markus Alexej Persson ( (listen), 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, which has since become the best-selling video game of all time, and for founding the video game company Mojang in 2009. Persson began developing video games at an early age, making games both professionally and in his spare time for much of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Markus Persson has received more than 5,503,963 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Markus Persson is the 2nd most popular game designer (up from 5th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 231st in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Game Designer.

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  • 5.5M

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  • 59.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among game designers, Markus Persson ranks 2 out of 56Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto. After him are Ralph H. Baer, Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Masayuki Uemura, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoshi Tajiri, and Sid Meier.

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Among people born in 1979, Markus Persson ranks 5Before him are Heath Ledger, Kimi Räikkönen, Valentino Rossi, and Andrea Pirlo. After him are Jawed Karim, Chris Pratt, Diego Forlán, Rosamund Pike, Anders Behring Breivik, Jason Momoa, and Gong Yoo.

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Among people born in Sweden, Markus Persson ranks 183 out of 1,612Before him are Tage Erlander (1901), Oscar Montelius (1843), Britt Ekland (1942), Knut Wicksell (1851), PewDiePie (1989), and Franz Berwald (1796). After him are Hugo Alfvén (1872), Princess Sophie of Sweden (1801), Per Albin Hansson (1885), Birger, King of Sweden (1280), Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke (1865), and Olaus Rudbeck (1630).


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

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