Richard Adams

1920 - 2016

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Richard George Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English novelist and writer of the books Watership Down, Maia, Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterwards, he completed his studies, and then joined the British Civil Service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Adams has received more than 805,445 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Richard Adams is the 1,667th most popular writer (up from 1,681st in 2019), the 1,300th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,259th in 2019) and the 151st most popular British Writer.

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  • 38

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  • 3.94

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Among writers, Richard Adams ranks 1,667 out of 5,794Before him are Algernon Charles Swinburne, Colin Dexter, Manuel Puig, Frederik Pohl, James B. Donovan, and Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière. After him are Tristan Corbière, Sæmundr fróði, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Adam Oehlenschläger, Allen Carr, and José de Acosta.

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Among people born in 1920, Richard Adams ranks 108Before him are DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Bruno Maderna, Pierre Plantard, and Don Taylor. After him are Gottfried Böhm, Eileen Chang, Heinz Hitler, Ray Harryhausen, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, and Michael Anderson. Among people deceased in 2016, Richard Adams ranks 100Before him are Anisa Makhlouf, Chris Amon, Thorbjörn Fälldin, Michu Meszaros, Mohamed Abdelaziz, and Ernst Nolte. After him are Maurice White, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Yves Bonnefoy, Isao Tomita, Michael Massee, and Neville Marriner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Adams ranks 1,300 out of 6,924Before him are Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), David Warner (1941), Ian Anderson (1947), James Black (1924), and Stephen Fry (1957). After him are Rosemary Harris (1927), James Mirrlees (1936), Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Marc Bolan (1947), Anthony Minghella (1954), and Allen Carr (1934).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Richard Adams ranks 151Before him are Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Brian Aldiss (1925), William Caxton (1422), Robert Faurisson (1929), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), and Colin Dexter (1930). After him are Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Gerald Gardner (1884), Ted Hughes (1930), David Lodge (1935), and Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878).