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Philip Pullman

1946 - Today

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Sir Philip Nicholas Outram Pullman (born 19 October 1946) is an English writer. His books include the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, a fictionalised biography of Jesus. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Pullman has received more than 2,984,463 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Philip Pullman is the 820th most popular writer (up from 895th in 2019), the 665th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 693rd in 2019) and the 79th most popular British Writer.

Philip Pullman is most famous for his trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials.

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  • 62.45

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.29

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  • 4.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Philip Pullman ranks 820 out of 5,755Before him are Theodoret, Hans Fallada, Emilio Salgari, Heliodorus of Emesa, Milorad Pavić, and Jean Anouilh. After him are Stesichorus, Zhang Sanfeng, V. S. Naipaul, Aelius Donatus, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Pope Dionysius of Alexandria.

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Among people born in 1946, Philip Pullman ranks 76Before him are Peter Singer, Tim Curry, Edita Gruberová, Julian Barnes, Tansu Çiller, and Laura Bush. After him are Chris Slade, Ilie Năstase, Lasse Hallström, Rade Šerbedžija, Michele Placido, and Demetris Christofias.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Philip Pullman ranks 665 out of 7,765Before him are Nigel Farage (1964), Bernard Lewis (1916), Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), E. H. Carr (1892), William Pitt the Younger (1759), and Arthur Harden (1865). After him are Oliver Heaviside (1850), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), Robert Carlyle (1961), John Gurdon (1933), William Ewart Gladstone (1809), and Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Philip Pullman ranks 79Before him are Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), and Jane Hawking (1944). After him are Ian McEwan (1948), Edgar Wallace (1875), Eleanor Marx (1855), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), James May (1963), and H. Rider Haggard (1856).

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