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Oliver Sacks

1933 - 2015

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Oliver Wolf Sacks (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and writer. Born in London, Sacks received his medical degree in 1958 from The Queen's College, Oxford, before moving to the United States, where he spent most of his career. He interned at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco and completed his residency in neurology and neuropathology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Sacks has received more than 3,992,285 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Sacks is the 657th most popular writer (down from 584th in 2019), the 523rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 441st in 2019) and the 62nd most popular British Writer.

Oliver sacks is most famous for his book the man who mistook his wife for a hat. The book is about various neurological disorders and how they affect the person's life.

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Among writers, Oliver Sacks ranks 657 out of 5,755Before him are Theodore the Studite, Bert Hellinger, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Columella, Frontinus, and William Saroyan. After him are Georges Perec, Dimitrie Cantemir, Maya Angelou, Ismail Gaspirali, Alfred de Vigny, and Sven Hassel.

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Among people born in 1933, Oliver Sacks ranks 38Before him are Philip Zimbardo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stanley Milgram, Steven Weinberg, and John Barry. After him are Gian Maria Volonté, Bernardo Provenzano, Gene Wilder, Quincy Jones, Jerzy Grotowski, and Paul J. Crutzen. Among people deceased in 2015, Oliver Sacks ranks 33Before him are Eduardo Galeano, Val Logsdon Fitch, Douglass North, Tariq Aziz, Manoel de Oliveira, and Wes Craven. After him are Yves Chauvin, James Last, Charles H. Townes, Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, and Udo Lattek.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Oliver Sacks ranks 523 out of 7,765Before him are James Bradley (1693), Maud of Wales (1869), William Tyndale (1494), Bobby Moore (1941), Bill Wyman (1936), and John Wallis (1616). After him are Emma Thompson (1959), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), G. H. Hardy (1877), Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), and Walter Raleigh (1554).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Oliver Sacks ranks 62Before him are John Donne (1572), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), John Bunyan (1628), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), and William McMaster Murdoch (1873). After him are Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and David Irving (1938).

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