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 445,420 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Peter Shaffer is the 1,892nd most popular writer (up from 2,006th in 2019), the 1,478th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,499th in 2019) and the 167th most popular British Writer.

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  • 65.89

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Peter Shaffer ranks 1,892 out of 5,794Before him are Victoria Ocampo, Christopher Isherwood, Vera Brittain, Jean Paulhan, Friedrich Rückert, and Konstantin Paustovsky. After him are Clive Barker, Howard Fast, Voltairine de Cleyre, Lina Kostenko, Ben Hecht, and Mahadevi Varma.

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Among people born in 1926, Peter Shaffer ranks 132Before him are Morton Feldman, Elias Hrawi, Raif Dizdarević, Salah Jadid, Richard Anderson, and Hans-Jochen Vogel. After him are Yevgeny Leonov, Kim Jong-pil, Jürgen Moltmann, Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, Rafi Eitan, and Peter Graves. Among people deceased in 2016, Peter Shaffer ranks 119Before him are Goran Hadžić, Andrew Grove, Peter Vaughan, Michel Rocard, Rudi Altig, and Peter Naur. After him are Gordie Howe, Franco Citti, Abe Vigoda, Rudolf E. Kálmán, Gato Barbieri, and Alexandre Astruc.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Shaffer ranks 1,478 out of 6,924Before him are Mary Leakey (1913), Lennox Lewis (1965), Vera Brittain (1893), William Cullen (1710), Ciarán Hinds (1953), and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693). After him are Clive Barker (1952), Norman Davies (1939), Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Fletcher Christian (1764), Vidal Sassoon (1928), and Steve Hackett (1950).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Peter Shaffer ranks 167Before him are James Herriot (1916), Edward Young (1683), Arthur Machen (1863), Thomas Wyatt (1503), Christopher Isherwood (1904), and Vera Brittain (1893). After him are Clive Barker (1952), Anthony Trollope (1815), Malcolm Lowry (1909), Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838), Richard Aldington (1892), and Thomas Kyd (1558).