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 are usually within the science fiction, techno-thriller, and medical fiction genres, and heavily feature technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Crichton has received more than 6,826,365 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Michael Crichton is the 772nd most popular writer (down from 729th in 2019), the 827th most popular biography from United States (down from 758th in 2019) and the 88th most popular American Writer.

Michael Crichton is most famous for his science fiction novels.

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Among writers, Michael Crichton ranks 772 out of 5,794Before him are Jane Hawking, Menippus, Achim von Arnim, Henry Fielding, Zosimus, and Georg Brandes. After him are Adunis, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Zelda Fitzgerald, Aristarchus of Samothrace, Samuel Richardson, and Georges Bernanos.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Crichton ranks 50Before him are Bob Hoskins, Arto Paasilinna, Giancarlo Giannini, Tobin Bell, Vicente Fox, and Tony Buzan. After him are Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, Leo Beenhakker, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Walter Hill, and Maurizio Pollini. Among people deceased in 2008, Michael Crichton ranks 29Before him are Heath Ledger, Edward Norton Lorenz, Jules Dassin, Jacques Piccard, Mahmoud Darwish, and Mel Ferrer. After him are Robert Rauschenberg, Willis Lamb, John Archibald Wheeler, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, and Horst Tappert.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Crichton ranks 827 out of 15,968Before him are Davy Crockett (1786), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Murray Rothbard (1926), Jean Harlow (1911), George E. Smith (1930), and Loie Fuller (1862). After him are Jerry Stiller (1927), Robert Knepper (1959), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Burgess Meredith (1907), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), and Zelda Fitzgerald (1900).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Michael Crichton ranks 88Before him are John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Joseph Campbell (1904), Maya Angelou (1928), Raymond Carver (1938), Nellie Bly (1864), and Eleanor H. Porter (1868). After him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), James Brendan Connolly (1868), L. Frank Baum (1856), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Anne Rice (1941), and Daniel Keyes (1927).

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