Pete Maravich

1947 - 1988

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Peter Press Maravich (Serbian Cyrillic: Пит Маравић; June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in basketball history. Maravich was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, and raised in the Carolinas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Maravich has received more than 4,318,777 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Pete Maravich is the 51st most popular basketball player (up from 54th in 2019), the 3,546th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,305th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Pete Maravich ranks 51 out of 1,264Before him are Muggsy Bogues, Mirza Delibašić, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, Dirk Nowitzki, and Paul Arizin. After him are Sam Jones, David Robinson, Oscar Schmidt, Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, and Steve Kerr.

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Among people born in 1947, Pete Maravich ranks 217Before him are David Chiang, Co Adriaanse, Regina Duarte, Peter Senge, Karol Dobiaš, and Robert David Hall. After him are Louis Michel, Jaroslav Pollák, Camille Paglia, Massiel, Sally Oldfield, and Michael S. Hart. Among people deceased in 1988, Pete Maravich ranks 94Before him are Paolo Stoppa, Tore Keller, Henry Koster, Francis Ponge, Henry Armstrong, and Bluma Zeigarnik. After him are Erich Probst, Alec Issigonis, Daniel Guérin, Frank Zamboni, Aparicio Méndez, and Rose Ausländer.

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Among people born in United States, Pete Maravich ranks 3,546 out of 15,968Before him are Robert David Hall (1947), Anthony Franciosa (1928), Annie Sprinkle (1954), Jim Abrahams (1944), Freddie Hubbard (1938), and Mickey Spillane (1918). After him are Nancy Spungen (1958), Christopher Atkins (1961), Kit Carson (1809), Alexandra Daddario (1986), Glen Cook (1944), and Joel Asaph Allen (1838).


Among basketball players born in United States, Pete Maravich ranks 36Before him are Jerry Sloan (1942), Red Auerbach (1917), Muggsy Bogues (1965), Rick Barry (1944), Nate Thurmond (1941), and Paul Arizin (1928). After him are Sam Jones (1933), David Robinson (1965), Chuck Daly (1930), Lenny Wilkens (1937), Reggie Miller (1965), and Don Nelson (1940).