Patrick O'Brian

1914 - 2000

Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and centred on the friendship of the English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series, the first of which is Master and Commander, is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th-century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick O'Brian has received more than 922,799 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,826th most popular writer.

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  • 22

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  • 4.49

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  • 2.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Patrick O'Brian ranks 1,823 out of 4,883Before him are Jean-Dominique Bauby, Frans Sammut, Francesc Eiximenis, Hassan ibn Thabit, Langston Hughes, and Pavel Kohout. After him are Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Countess of Ségur, Lilya Brik, and Subramania Bharati.

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Among people born in 1914, Patrick O'Brian ranks 88Before him are Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Pietro Germi, Alberto Lattuada, Bernard Malamud, Richard Basehart, and Bill Finger. After him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Eugene Nida, J. Lee Thompson, Larbi Benbarek, and Ferenc Fricsay. Among people deceased in 2000, Patrick O'Brian ranks 74Before him are Anatoly Sobchak, Maurice Richard, Pierre Plantard, Libertad Lamarque, Edward Gorey, and Richard Farnsworth. After him are Claude Sautet, Hendrik Casimir, Ahmet Kaya, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Tito Puente, and Hubert Maga.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Patrick O'Brian ranks 1,381 out of 5,347Before him are John Webster (1578), Stevie Young (1956), Lulach (1030), William Paley (1743), Ronald Colman (1891), and John Henry Poynting (1852). After him are Henry More (1614), Bob Klose (1945), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), John Entwistle (1944), and Herbert Pitman (1877).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Patrick O'Brian ranks 160Before him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Philip Sidney (1554), Michael Jackson (1942), David Ogilvy (1911), and John Webster (1578). After him are Hugh Lofting (1886), Thomas Wyatt (1503), Arthur Machen (1863), Christopher Isherwood (1904), Kenneth Grahame (1859), and Orderic Vitalis (1075).