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Peter Benchley

1940 - 2006

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Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, screenwriter, and environmental activist. He is known for his bestselling novel Jaws and co-wrote its movie adaptation with Carl Gottlieb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Benchley has received more than 1,314,920 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Benchley is the 1,611th most popular writer (up from 3,356th in 2019), the 2,098th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,464th in 2019) and the 193rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 30

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  • 3.58

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  • 3.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Peter Benchley ranks 1,611 out of 5,755Before him are Eugene Nida, René Char, Abu Tammam, Zeki Müren, Miklós Zrínyi, and Dubravka Ugrešić. After him are Hincmar, Ahmad ibn Mājid, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Javier Marías, David Ogilvy, and Barbara Cartland.

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Among people born in 1940, Peter Benchley ranks 127Before him are Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Lei Feng, Linda Gray, Jack Nicklaus, Jean-Luc Dehaene, and Dietmar Hopp. After him are Jan Jongbloed, Tony Tan, Masahiro Hamazaki, Ricky Nelson, Denny Doherty, and Adel Emam. Among people deceased in 2006, Peter Benchley ranks 82Before him are Ryutaro Hashimoto, David Bronstein, Paul Marcinkus, Billy Preston, Telê Santana, and Sven Nykvist. After him are Jane Jacobs, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jack Warden, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Walerian Borowczyk, and Robert Plutchik.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Benchley ranks 2,098 out of 18,182Before him are Eugene Nida (1914), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), and Cyd Charisse (1922). After him are Sequoyah (1770), Mary Parker Follett (1868), Gloria Grahame (1923), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), John Philip Sousa (1854), and Joe Pantoliano (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Peter Benchley ranks 193Before him are Alice Walker (1944), James Ellroy (1948), Walter Tevis (1928), Agnes Smedley (1892), Ken Wilber (1949), and Eugene Nida (1914). After him are Jane Jacobs (1916), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Eric Carle (1929), Terry Brooks (1944), E. E. Cummings (1894), and Richard Brautigan (1935).