Paul Johnson

1928 - Today

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Paul Bede Johnson (born 2 November 1928) is an English journalist, popular historian, speechwriter, and author. Although associated with the political left in his early career, he is now a conservative popular historian. Johnson was educated at the Jesuit independent school Stonyhurst College, and at Magdalen College, Oxford. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Johnson has received more than 51,262 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Paul Johnson is the 3,474th most popular writer (down from 3,143rd in 2019), the 2,576th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,281st in 2019) and the 310th most popular British Writer.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.38

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  • 3.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Paul Johnson ranks 3,474 out of 5,794Before him are Lajos Kassák, Ioan Slavici, Rūdolfs Blaumanis, Gregory David Roberts, Iain Banks, and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. After him are Jens Bjørneboe, Joan Alcover, Minette Walters, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Al-A'sha, and Símun av Skarði.

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Among people born in 1928, Paul Johnson ranks 294Before him are Miguel Poblet, Helen Frankenthaler, Anatoly Filipchenko, Karl Mai, Stanley Baker, and Natalie Zemon Davis. After him are Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Dara Singh, Christian d'Oriola, Giacomo Biffi, Tzannis Tzannetakis, and Jürgen Moser.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Paul Johnson ranks 2,576 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Gothard (1939), Stanley Baker (1928), Vic Elford (1935), Alexander Gordon Laing (1794), John Wilkinson (1728), and Iain Banks (1954). After him are Philip Jackson (1948), Christopher Hill (1912), Julian Sands (1958), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), Minette Walters (1949), and C. P. Snow (1905).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Paul Johnson ranks 310Before him are George Gissing (1857), James Guillaume (1844), Gillian Rubinstein (1942), Sue Townsend (1946), Branwell Brontë (1817), and Iain Banks (1954). After him are Minette Walters (1949), W. W. Jacobs (1863), Frances Burney (1752), John Farey Sr. (1766), Arthur Waley (1889), and Georgette Heyer (1902).