Peter Shaffer

1926 - 2016

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Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (; 15 May 1926 – 6 June 2016) was an English playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Shaffer has received more than 524,275 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Shaffer is the 1,783rd most popular writer (up from 1,891st in 2019), the 1,394th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,476th in 2019) and the 150th most popular Writer.

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.57

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  • 3.29

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Among writers, Peter Shaffer ranks 1,783 out of 5,755Before him are Corax of Syracuse, Fredric Jameson, Joseph D. Pistone, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Eliza Orzeszkowa, and Alexander Imich. After him are Alejandra Pizarnik, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Petar Kočić, Meleager of Gadara, Bernard Malamud, and Theodor Nöldeke.

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Among people born in 1926, Peter Shaffer ranks 124Before him are Nina Kulagina, Gordon Scott, Jérôme Lejeune, Sergio Pininfarina, Cloris Leachman, and Paul Baran. After him are Jürgen Moltmann, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Raif Dizdarević, Norman Jewison, Prince Dimitri Romanov, and Shigeo Sugimoto. Among people deceased in 2016, Peter Shaffer ranks 110Before him are Guy Hamilton, Yves Bonnefoy, Andrei Karlov, Michu Meszaros, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Neville Marriner. After him are Maurice White, Ernst Nolte, Greg Lake, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Black, and Anisa Makhlouf.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Shaffer ranks 1,394 out of 7,765Before him are Ed Miliband (1969), Piers Courage (1942), Emily Watson (1967), Victor McLaglen (1886), George Cayley (1773), and Elizabeth Hurley (1965). After him are Tom Holland (1996), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Rupert Everett (1959), Tom Courtenay (1937), Gemma Jones (1942), and Ken Russell (1927).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Peter Shaffer ranks 150Before him are Alma Reville (1899), Arthur Machen (1863), Edward Lear (1812), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), and Thomas Wyatt (1503). After him are Aphra Behn (1640), Anne Perry (1938), Hugh Lofting (1886), William Caxton (1422), Lady Caroline Lamb (1785), and Brian Aldiss (1925).