Robert Service

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Robert John Service (born 29 October 1947) is a British historian, academic, and author who has written extensively on the history of the Soviet Union, particularly the era from the October Revolution to Stalin's death. He was until 2013 a professor of Russian history at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is best known for his biographies of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Service has received more than 17,140 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Robert Service is the 320th most popular historian (down from 276th in 2019), the 4,280th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,789th in 2019) and the 44th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, Robert Service ranks 320 out of 341Before him are Vasily Struve, Timothy D. Snyder, Charles A. Beard, Simon Schama, Richard J. Evans, and Jacques Barzun. After him are Robert Jay Lifton, Orlando Figes, Anvar Chingizoglu, Minhaj-i-Siraj, Iain Pears, and Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī.

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Among people born in 1947, Robert Service ranks 544Before him are Richard J. Evans, Cemil Turan, Mumtaz, Nikolai Volkoff, Grethe Kausland, and Sten Stensen. After him are Rói Patursson, Rustam Kazakov, Sally Struthers, Dao Bandon, Mark Dayton, and Yordanka Blagoeva.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Service ranks 4,280 out of 6,924Before him are Beryl Bainbridge (1932), Sheila Hancock (1933), John Smith (1938), John Dill (1881), Ian McElhinney (1948), and Chris Dreja (1945). After him are Chris Lawrence (1933), James Herbert (1943), Gary Cahill (1985), Michael Winterbottom (1961), Will Champion (1978), and Bart McGhee (1899).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Robert Service ranks 44Before him are William of Newburgh (1130), George Grote (1794), Kenneth Clark (1903), Arthur Smith Woodward (1864), Simon Schama (1945), and Richard J. Evans (1947). After him are Orlando Figes (1959), Iain Pears (1955), Mark Mazower (1958), Mary Beard (1955), and Adrian Goldsworthy (1969).