Peter Sellers

1925 - 1980

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Peter Sellers (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English actor and comedian. He first came to prominence performing in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sellers has received more than 10,786,587 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Peter Sellers is the 216th most popular actor (down from 196th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 293rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Actor.

Peter Sellers was an English actor, comedian, and singer. He is most famous for his role as Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series of films.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 76

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Peter Sellers by language

Over the past year Peter Sellers has had the most page views in the with 1,345,738 views, followed by German (144,443), and Italian (111,079). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (129.78%), Malagasy (68.92%), and Danish (59.71%)


Among actors, Peter Sellers ranks 216 out of 13,578Before him are Pierre Richard, Martin Sheen, Vanessa Redgrave, Mireille Darc, Julie Andrews, and Michelle Pfeiffer. After him are James Hong, Maximilian Schell, Jacqueline Bisset, John Hurt, Laura Antonelli, and Kim Basinger.

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Among people born in 1925, Peter Sellers ranks 25Before him are Jorge Rafael Videla, Tony Curtis, B.B. King, Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson, and Jacques Delors. After him are Michel Piccoli, Douglas Engelbart, Angela Lansbury, Ananda Mahidol, Nílton Santos, and Gabriele Amorth. Among people deceased in 1980, Peter Sellers ranks 20Before him are Colonel Sanders, Joe Dassin, Henry Miller, Tamara de Lempicka, Marshall McLuhan, and Gianni Rodari. After him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Alexei Kosygin, Otto Frank, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, and Romain Gary.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 302 out of 8,785Before him are Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), Randal Cremer (1828), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), John Keats (1795), and Edward Burnett Tylor (1832). After him are Rod Stewart (1945), Harold Macmillan (1894), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), John Herschel (1792), Thomas Becket (1119), and Harold Wilson (1916).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Sellers ranks 35Before him are Graham Chapman (1941), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Timothy Dalton (1946), David Suchet (1946), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), and Julie Andrews (1935). After him are Jacqueline Bisset (1944), John Hurt (1940), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Ian McShane (1942), Malcolm McDowell (1943), and Angela Lansbury (1925).

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