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Michael Crichton

1942 - 2008

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John Michael Crichton (; October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008) was an American author and filmmaker. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and over a dozen have been adapted into films. His literary works heavily feature technology and are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Crichton has received more than 8,589,335 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Michael Crichton is the 597th most popular writer (up from 772nd in 2019), the 634th most popular biography from United States (up from 826th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Writer.

Michael Crichton is most famous for his science fiction novels.

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Among writers, Michael Crichton ranks 597 out of 5,755Before him are Ferenc Molnár, Ausonius, Tirso de Molina, Arthur Koestler, Samuel Butler, and Eugène Sue. After him are Samuel Johnson, Demetrius Vikelas, Alessandro Manzoni, Camilo José Cela, France Prešeren, and Pierre Loti.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Crichton ranks 43Before him are Giancarlo Giannini, Michel Mayor, Mohamed ElBaradei, Alassane Ouattara, Wen Jiabao, and Giacinto Facchetti. After him are Walter Hill, Michael Bloomberg, John Irving, Frank Williams, Françoise Dorléac, and Věra Čáslavská. Among people deceased in 2008, Michael Crichton ranks 22Before him are Harold Pinter, Richard Widmark, Miriam Makeba, Richard Wright, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Yma Sumac. After him are Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, and John Archibald Wheeler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Crichton ranks 634 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Wagner (1930), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Raquel Welch (1940), Talia Shire (1946), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), and John Browning (1855). After him are Martha Graham (1894), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Edgar Cayce (1877), Jimmy Wales (1966), Martin Lewis Perl (1927), and Martin Cooper (1928).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Michael Crichton ranks 66Before him are T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Theodore Dreiser (1871), and Thomas Wolfe (1900). After him are Anne Rice (1941), Robert Ludlum (1927), John Irving (1942), Thomas Harris (1940), Robert E. Howard (1906), and William Saroyan (1908).

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