Robert Service

1947 - Today

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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 18,633 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Robert Service is the 387th most popular historian (down from 320th in 2019), the 4,220th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,271st in 2019) and the 49th most popular Historian.

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Among historians, Robert Service ranks 387 out of 339Before him are Kenneth Clark, Alfred W. Crosby, Hermann Oldenberg, Arthur Smith Woodward, Florian Cajori, and Christopher Browning. After him are Carroll Quigley, Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī, William of Newburgh, Robert Jay Lifton, Timothy D. Snyder, and Horace Engdahl.

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Among people born in 1947, Robert Service ranks 566Before him are Glenn Cornick, Gennadiy Seleznyov, Giora Spiegel, Grethe Kausland, Theodore Long, and Laura Nyro. After him are Randy Edelman, Ephraïm Inoni, Peter Osgood, Rustam Kazakov, Nikolai Volkoff, and Assata Shakur.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Service ranks 4,220 out of 7,765Before him are John Marston (1576), William T. Stearn (1911), Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford (1946), Charles Townshend (1725), John of Worcester (1100), and Moira Shearer (1926). After him are Emily Ratajkowski (1991), Gia Scala (1934), Phil Neal (1951), Ronald Rawson (1892), Jon Amiel (1948), and Sheila Hancock (1933).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Robert Service ranks 49Before him are Simon Schama (1945), Agnes Arber (1879), George Grote (1794), Timothy Garton Ash (1955), Kenneth Clark (1903), and Arthur Smith Woodward (1864). After him are William of Newburgh (1130), Lawrence Stone (1919), Richard Overy (1947), Mary Beard (1955), Iain Pears (1955), and Mark Mazower (1958).