Peter Benchley

1940 - 2006

Peter Benchley

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Benchley has received more than 789,950 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,725th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 790k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Peter Benchley ranks 2,721 out of 4,883Before him are Yakov Perelman, Carl Bernstein, Ubayd Zakani, Richard Yates, Mikayel Nalbandian, and Leah Goldberg. After him are Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao, Ulf Stark, Vladimir Voinovich, Eugène Burnouf, Henry Kuttner, and Ōtomo no Tabito.

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Among people born in 1940, Peter Benchley ranks 187Before him are Nasser Al-Sabah, Viktor Savinykh, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Jan Eliasson, Lill Lindfors, and Dan Hedaya. After him are Jesús López Cobos, Wim Ruska, Vagif Mustafazadeh, Ken Jenkins, Angela Carter, and Quentin Skinner. Among people deceased in 2006, Peter Benchley ranks 136Before him are Gerard Reve, Billy Preston, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Georgios Rallis, Maynard Ferguson, and Rocío Dúrcal. After him are Dennis Weaver, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Akira Ifukube, Maureen Stapleton, Anita O'Day, and Trevor Berbick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Benchley ranks 3,307 out of 12,171Before him are Carl Bernstein (1944), Stanley Schachter (1922), Alvin Hansen (1887), Sanford B. Dole (1844), Richard Yates (1926), and James Nachtwey (1948). After him are Vera Wang (1949), Del Shannon (1934), Don Henley (1947), Doug Savant (1964), Haskell Curry (1900), and James Remar (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Peter Benchley ranks 303Before him are Gary Snyder (1930), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Eric Carle (1929), Robert M. Parker Jr. (1947), Carl Bernstein (1944), and Richard Yates (1926). After him are Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Terence McKenna (1946), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Joan Didion (1934), Leon Uris (1924), and Erica Jong (1942).