Robert Fisk

1946 - 2020

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Robert Fisk (12 July 1946 – 30 October 2020) was a writer and journalist who held British and Irish citizenship. During his career he developed strong views, and was especially critical of United States foreign policy in the Middle East and the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians. His stance earned him praise from many commentators, but was condemned by others.As an international correspondent, he covered the civil wars in Lebanon, Algeria, and Syria, the Iran–Iraq conflict, the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Islamic revolution in Iran, Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, and the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Fisk has received more than 685,681 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Robert Fisk is the 2,467th most popular writer (up from 3,606th in 2019), the 1,874th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,642nd in 2019) and the 218th most popular British Writer.

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  • 42

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  • 4.31

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  • 4.22

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Among writers, Robert Fisk ranks 2,467 out of 5,794. Before him are Oscar Cullmann, Salvador de Madariaga, Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, Consort Ban, Dares Phrygius, and Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm. After him are Phan Bội Châu, Liza Marklund, Eric Knight, Aleksander Chodźko, Martino Martini, and Karel Jaromír Erben.

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Among people born in 1946, Robert Fisk ranks 189Before him are Michael Radford, Héctor Lavoe, Issa Hayatou, Jesualdo Ferreira, Terence McKenna, and Maria Bethânia. After him are Alison Steadman, Rita Marley, Petre Roman, Minoru Kobata, Toquinho, and Harold Shipman. Among people deceased in 2020, Robert Fisk ranks 201Before him are Orson Bean, Norbert Blüm, Ignacio Trelles, Julio Anguita, Guido Messina, and Shirley Douglas. After him are Robert Herbin, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Richard Herd, Rocky Johnson, Marc Fumaroli, and Boris Gaganelov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Fisk ranks 1,874 out of 6,924. Before him are Frank Finlay (1926), Sylvia Pankhurst (1882), Alan Wilder (1959), Saint Alban (300), Eddie Irvine (1965), and James Stirling (1692). After him are Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516), Alison Steadman (1946), Edward Waring (1736), Oliver Lodge (1851), Lady Katherine Grey (1540), and David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Fisk ranks 218Before him are George MacDonald (1824), John Mandeville (1300), Jojo Moyes (1969), Angela Carter (1940), John Brunner (1934), and Leonard Woolf (1880). After him are Eric Knight (1897), George Herbert (1593), Peter Mayle (1939), Ephraim Chambers (1680), Edward FitzGerald (1809), and Marjorie Boulton (1924).