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Terry Pratchett

1948 - 2015

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Pratchett has received more than 5,790,598 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Terry Pratchett is the 218th most popular writer (up from 252nd in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 188th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Writer.

Terry Pratchett is most famous for his Discworld series of novels. The Discworld is a flat world that is carried on the backs of four elephants that stand on the back of a giant turtle.

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Among writers, Terry Pratchett ranks 218 out of 5,755Before him are Pearl S. Buck, Adam Mickiewicz, Arthur C. Clarke, Anna Komnene, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Nizami Ganjavi. After him are Peter Handke, Luís de Camões, Ray Bradbury, Luigi Pirandello, John Milton, and Peter Drucker.

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Among people born in 1948, Terry Pratchett ranks 8Before him are Al Gore, Jean Reno, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel L. Jackson, Svetlana Alexievich, and Jean-Michel Jarre. After him are Cat Stevens, Eckhart Tolle, Ozzy Osbourne, Sauli Niinistö, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Jeremy Irons. Among people deceased in 2015, Terry Pratchett ranks 9Before him are Lee Kuan Yew, Günter Grass, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and Christopher Lee. After him are Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, B.B. King, Anita Ekberg, Lemmy, and Laura Antonelli.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Terry Pratchett ranks 165 out of 7,765Before him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Aleister Crowley (1875), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Judi Dench (1934), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and Eric Clapton (1945). After him are Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Howard Carter (1874), John Milton (1608), Brian Johnson (1947), and Bernard Montgomery (1887).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Terry Pratchett ranks 21Before him are H. G. Wells (1866), Aldous Huxley (1894), Emily Brontë (1818), Ian Fleming (1908), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1343). After him are John Milton (1608), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Anna Wintour (1949), J. K. Rowling (1965), Roald Dahl (1916), and William Golding (1911).

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