Richard Adams

1920 - 2016

Richard Adams

Richard George Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English novelist and writer of the books Watership Down, 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 648,059 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,685th most popular writer.

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  • 650k

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  • 55.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Richard Adams ranks 1,683 out of 4,883Before him are Agnes Smedley, Gaston Paris, Oliver Goldsmith, Hjalmar Söderberg, David Lodge, and Juan Goytisolo. After him are Gerald Gardner, Marcel Schwob, Robert Brasillach, Juan Donoso Cortés, Vasily Shukshin, and Viktor Suvorov.

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Among people born in 1920, Richard Adams ranks 100Before him are Tonino Guerra, Henri Verneuil, Gene Tierney, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Hans Blumenberg, and Nobuyuki Kato. After him are Constanze Manziarly, Ricardo Montalbán, Eileen Chang, Bruno Maderna, Heinz Hitler, and Pierre Plantard. Among people deceased in 2016, Richard Adams ranks 103Before him are Michel Rocard, Oleg Popov, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Isao Tomita, Thorbjörn Fälldin, and René Angélil. After him are Ernst Nolte, Peter Naur, Ferdinand Kübler, Neville Marriner, Yves Bonnefoy, and Queen Anne of Romania.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Adams ranks 1,261 out of 5,347Before him are Thomas Lipton (1848), Boy George (1961), Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792), Charles Hatchett (1765), and David Lodge (1935). After him are Pattie Boyd (1944), Patrick Macnee (1922), Gerald Gardner (1884), Clementine Churchill (1885), William Whewell (1794), and Princess Marie of Orléans (1865).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Richard Adams ranks 149Before him are Brian Aldiss (1925), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Alma Reville (1899), Ted Hughes (1930), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), and David Lodge (1935). After him are Gerald Gardner (1884), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), James Hilton (1900), Colin Dexter (1930), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), and John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647).