Percy Fawcett

1867 - 1925

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Percy Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – disappeared 29 May 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percy Fawcett has received more than 5,315,512 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Percy Fawcett is the 963rd most popular writer (down from 559th in 2019), the 740th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 441st in 2019) and the 87th most popular British Writer.

Percy Fawcett was an explorer who disappeared while searching for a lost city in the Amazon.

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  • 5.3M

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  • 62.05

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  • 32

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  • 4.17

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  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Vintage Book of Amnesia
Anthologies, Miscellanea, Amnesia
Exploration Fawcett
Brazil, description and travel, Bolivia, description and travel, Fawcett, percy harrison, 1867-1925?
O Kiku San
New National Theatre, Wm. H. Rapley, manager, Wm. H. Fowler, treasurer. The George Fawcett Company with Miss Percy Haswell in "O Kiku San," a comedy by Albert Roland Haven.
Lost trails, lost cities
Lost Trails, Lost Cities
Description and travel, aborigines, adventure
*Lost Trails, Lost Cities* is Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett's memoir of his own exploration and border surveying work in South America. Compiled from letters and journals by his son Brian after Fawcett's untimely disappearance during a journey to find what he dubbed "The Lost City of Z", the book chronicles the waning of the rubber boom and atrocities committed by European colonists and natives alike. Fantastically written with a remarkably unbiased eye, it is not a tale for the unadventurous. In following its pages, the reader is transported to a fantastic and unsettling place that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's everlasting classic *The Lost World* and countless other stories. But incredible and implausible as it may seem, this story's most impressive aspect is that it is not a work a fiction; but rather a insightful glimpse at a time that once was.
Exploration Fawcett
Description and travel, Travel, Brazil, description and travel

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Over the past year Percy Fawcett has had the most page views in the with 525,705 views, followed by Italian (87,901), and French (51,466). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (198.87%), Polish (98.03%), and Greek (92.55%)


Among writers, Percy Fawcett ranks 963 out of 7,302Before him are Panait Istrati, Al-Mutanabbi, Ivan Gundulić, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Sulpicius Severus, and Chiara Lubich. After him are Victorien Sardou, B. Traven, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Alexander Griboyedov, Imru' al-Qais, and Heinrich Kramer.

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Among people born in 1867, Percy Fawcett ranks 34Before him are Eugen Sandow, Alexander Parvus, Margaret Brown, Rubén Darío, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. After him are Kurt Eisner, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Edward B. Titchener, Wilhelm Groener, Madam C. J. Walker, and Henry L. Stimson. Among people deceased in 1925, Percy Fawcett ranks 32Before him are Hjalmar Branting, Eugen Sandow, Aleksey Kuropatkin, Karl Abraham, Oliver Heaviside, and Fritz Haarmann. After him are John Singer Sargent, H. Rider Haggard, Pierre Louÿs, Clément Ader, Johann Palisa, and Max Linder.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Percy Fawcett ranks 740 out of 8,785Before him are James Mill (1773), Ronald Fisher (1890), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), Thomas Mun (1571), H. H. Asquith (1852), and William John Macquorn Rankine (1820). After him are Tom Jones (1940), Alfred Molina (1953), J. L. Austin (1911), Arthur Cayley (1821), John Macleod (1876), and Andrew Huxley (1917).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Percy Fawcett ranks 87Before him are Philip Pullman (1946), Ben Jonson (1572), Bruce Chatwin (1940), James May (1963), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Patrick White (1912). After him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), James Hadley Chase (1906), John Fowles (1926), Samuel Richardson (1689), Henry Fielding (1707), and Thomas De Quincey (1785).