Michael Jackson

1942 - 2007

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Michael James Jackson (27 March 1942 – 30 August 2007) was an English writer and journalist. He was the author of many influential books about beer and whisky. He was a regular contributor to a number of British broadsheets, particularly The Independent and The Observer.Jackson's books have sold over three million copies worldwide and have been translated into eighteen languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jackson has received more than 56,616,040 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Michael Jackson is the 1,764th most popular writer (up from 1,786th in 2019), the 1,371st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,359th in 2019) and the 158th most popular British Writer.

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  • 57M

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  • 66.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.23

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Michael Jackson ranks 1,764 out of 5,794Before him are Betty Friedan, Ibn al-Farid, Juan Carlos Onetti, Mukhtar Auezov, Brian Tracy, and A. B. Yehoshua. After him are Benjamin Péret, Luis de León, Wilhelm Raabe, Jorge Manrique, Sanai, and Jules de Goncourt.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Jackson ranks 142Before him are Vasily Alekseyev, Kang Kek Iew, Andy Summers, Milan Milutinović, Robert Ballard, and Christine Keeler. After him are David Bradley, Rei Kawakubo, Evaristo Carvalho, Britt Ekland, Takao Nishiyama, and Frank Zane. Among people deceased in 2007, Michael Jackson ranks 85Before him are Petar Stambolić, Hrant Dink, Maria Gripe, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Aaron Russo, and Kisho Kurokawa. After him are Paul Cohen, Ian Stevenson, Delbert Mann, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Steve Fossett, and Nobuo Matsunaga.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Jackson ranks 1,371 out of 6,924Before him are Chris Patten (1944), William Sturgeon (1783), Martin Gore (1961), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), and William Paley (1743). After him are Adrian Lyne (1941), David Roberts (1796), Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), Arthur Drewry (1891), and David Bradley (1942).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Michael Jackson ranks 158Before him are Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Gerald Gardner (1884), Ted Hughes (1930), David Lodge (1935), and Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878). After him are David Ogilvy (1911), Patrick O'Brian (1914), James Herriot (1916), Edward Young (1683), Arthur Machen (1863), and Thomas Wyatt (1503).