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The Multiyear ranking of most viewed Wikipedia pages from December 1, 2007 to the present demonstrates human interests during that period. The views data for Wikipedia's first years (2001–2007) is fragmentary and complete data on mobile views is available only since July 1, 2015. This presently precludes the possibility of all-time ranking with the multiyear perspective being the closest we can get to.

The lists below include desktop views since December 1, 2007 and mobile views since July 1, 2015.

Being one of the best indicators of "what the collective world is thinking about," the list of most viewed Wikipedia pages receives wide attention in unassociated institutions and external popular media sources. University Degli Studi di Milano created an engine of the complete ranking of all Wikipedia articles for 2014–2017.[2] In 2013, an external media source attempted to determine the 10 most popular Wikipedia pages of all time.[3] The same year the BBC news website published an article discussing most searched Wikipedia articles in 2012 in different languages.[4] Other versions of top-lists for shorter periods are regularly published and discussed by external popular media.[5][6][7][8] [9][10][11]

Sources

Most-viewed pages were detected from earlier lists for shorter periods (named in "See also" and "External links" below) and such engines as Wikitally (existed until 2017) and Massview.[12] Massview counts views by category since July 1, 2015. The number of views for the detected pages were found in Multiyear ranking of Wikipedia pages views.[13] This site gives the approximate number of desktop views since December 1, 2007 and mobile views since July 1, 2015. Views on this site until June 2015 for desktop include bot pageviews, while those July 2015 for both desktop and mobile exclude identifiable bots and spiders (but may still end up counting many views by bots and spiders as legitimate human views). This might explain differences in view numbers between this site and the lists of Andrew West for 2015–2018.[14][15][16][17]

The leading page

The undisputed leader is Wikipedia's Main page, with over 39 billion views as of October 2019 — more than the rest of the Top-100 list combined including non-ranked pages. For comparison, Despacito which leads YouTube[18] has 6.47 billion views. According to its information page, the Main page was created as Wikipedia marked its first year, on January 26, 2002. Wikipedia:Most popular pages October 2001, however, states that the Main page had existed and led by wide margin already in October 2001. It is not known which pages had led the ranking during Wikipedia's first months, although by the end of the first month (January 31, 2001) the most viewed page was Usenet cabal.[19]

Top-100 list

(December 1, 2007 – October 1, 2019).

Rank* Page Views in millions
Main Page 39,000
Special:Search 13,000
Special:Random 7900
** - 2200
Undefined 1800
Special:Watchlist 321
Special:Randompage 314
*** Wiki 259
*** Facebook 244
*** YouTube 217
** 404.php 210
*** xHamster 204
1 United States 200
Special:Book 185
Special:CreateAccount 172
Portal:Current events 165
2 Donald Trump 161
Search 153
*** Google 153
*** Wikipedia 152
Wikipedia:Your first article 136
3 Barack Obama 133
4 India 125
5 World War II 117
6 Michael Jackson 116
Special:RecentChanges 115
7 United Kingdom 112
7 Lady Gaga 111
9 Eminem 107
10 Game of Thrones 106
Creative Commons Attribution 104
11 Adolf Hitler 102
11 Elizabeth II 102
13 Sex 101
14 The Beatles 100
15 Cristiano Ronaldo 99
16 World War I 97
Wsearch.php 97
*** Malware 96
17 Justin Bieber 95
18 The Big Bang Theory 91
19 Canada 90
20 Steve Jobs 89
Portal:Contents 89
21 Kim Kardashian 88
22 Freddie Mercury 86
22 Darth Vader 86
24 Australia 85
25 Stephen Hawking 84
26 Lionel Messi 82
27 Lil Wayne 81
28 List of highest-grossing films 80
28 Academy Awards 80
28 List of Presidents of the United States 80
31 Dwayne Johnson 79
31 Miley Cyrus 79
33 How I Met Your Mother 78
33 Star Wars 78
35 China 77
35 Taylor Swift 77
37 Abraham Lincoln 76
37 Harry Potter 76
37 Japan 76
37 Germany 76
41 Rihanna 75
41 Selena Gomez 75
43 The Walking Dead (TV series) 74
44 New York City 73
44 Russia 73
44 Johnny Depp 73
44 Albert Einstein 73
48 September 11 attacks 72
Talk:Main Page 71
49 Kanye West 71
49 Tupac Shakur 71
51 Michael Jordan 70
51 Leonardo DiCaprio 70
53 France 69
Export pages 69
54 Breaking Bad 68
54 Angelina Jolie 68
54 LeBron James 68
54 Earth 68
58 Glee (TV series) 67
58 Mila Kunis 67
60 Mark Zuckerberg 66
60 Vietnam War 66
60 John F. Kennedy 66
60 William Shakespeare 66
Wikipedia:Contact us 66
64 Nicki Minaj 65
65 Arnold Schwarzenegger 64
65 Tom Cruise 64
65 Pablo Escobar 64
68 John Cena 63
69 Illuminati 62
69 Jennifer Aniston 62
69 Scarlett Johansson 62
69 Ariana Grande 62
69 Katy Perry 62
69 Sexual intercourse 62
69 Bill Gates 62
69 Will Smith 62
**** Indigenous australian 62
77 Charles Manson 61
77 Israel 61
77 Singapore 61
77 Doctor Who 61
77 Ted Bundy 61
77 Muhammad Ali 61
83 Elvis Presley 60
83 London 60
*** Web scraping 60
Special:RecentChangesLinked 59
85 Adele 59
85 Marilyn Monroe 59
85 Bruce Lee 59
85 Jay-Z 59
85 Global warming 59
Portal:Featured content 59
90 Halloween 58
90 Human penis size 58
90 Prince (musician) 58
90 AMGTV 58
Articles for creation 58
94 England 57
94 Grey's Anatomy 57
94 RMS Titanic 57
94 David Bowie 57
98 List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films 56
98 Brad Pitt 56
98 Elon Musk 56
98 Brazil 56
98 Henry VIII of England 56
98 American Civil War 56
98 One Direction 56
98 Jennifer Lawrence 56
98 Britney Spears 56

Notes

-*The rank omits Wikipedia special and disambiguation pages and pages with a large part of unintentional views.

-**An artifact that somehow gets logged, sometimes after the data source changed.

-***Probably the consistent popularity of such pages as Google, Wiki, YouTube, Facebook is due in part to people accidentally typing these site names/URLs into a search engine or address bar when intending to actually visit the sites themselves.[20]

-****Somehow Indigenous australian logged 62 million views in May 2014.

Countries

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The list includes current member states of the United Nations

Rank Page Views in millions
1 United States 189
2 India 117
3 United Kingdom 105
4 Canada 85
5 Australia 81
6 Japan 72
6 Germany 72
6 China 72
9 Russia 69
10 France 66
11 Singapore 57
11 Israel 57
13 Brazil 53
14 Italy 50
14 Philippines 50
16 Spain 49
16 Netherlands 49
18 New Zealand 48
19 Pakistan 47
20 Mexico 46
21 Turkey 45
21 South Africa 45
21 North Korea 45
24 Indonesia 44
25 Switzerland 43
26 Sweden 41
27 Egypt 40
28 Iran 38
28 Ireland 38
30 Norway 37

Cities

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

Rank Page Continent Views in millions
1 New York City North America 69
2 London Europe 57
2 Singapore Asia 57
* Angelsberg Europe 44
4 Hong Kong Asia 44
5 Dubai Asia 41
6 Los Angeles North America 37
7 Paris Europe 34
8 Chicago North America 33
9 Washington, D.C. North America 32
10 San Francisco North America 27
10 Mumbai Asia 27
12 Rome Europe 26
13 Toronto North America 24
13 Philadelphia North America 24
15 Monaco Europe 23
15 Tokyo Asia 23
17 Amsterdam Europe 22
18 Boston North America 21
18 Barcelona Europe 21
20 Istanbul Europe/Asia 20
20 Berlin Europe 20
20 Seattle North America 20
23 Pompeii Europe 19
23 Rio de Janeiro South America 19
23 Venice Europe 19
23 Vatican Europe 19
23 Sparta Europe 19
23 Shanghai Asia 19
23 Vancouver North America 19
23 Jerusalem Asia 19
  • Angelsberg is a Luxembourg town of some 300 people. Somehow it logged 37.0 million views in two months in 2015. That year it was second only to the Main page in the number of views.[21]

People

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The rise of Donald Trump is prominent — he was not in this list in January 2016; however, in January 2017 (upon his inauguration as president), after adding 75 million more views, he became the most popular.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Donald Trump 156
2 Barack Obama 126
3 Michael Jackson 108
4 Eminem 103
5 Lady Gaga 102
6 Adolf Hitler 96
7 Elizabeth II 92
8 Justin Bieber 91
9 Cristiano Ronaldo 90
10 Steve Jobs 85
11 Kim Kardashian 83
12 Stephen Hawking 80
13 Lil Wayne 79
14 Lionel Messi 76
15 Miley Cyrus 74
16 Rihanna 72
16 Selena Gomez 72
16 Taylor Swift 72
19 Abraham Lincoln 71
19 Dwayne Johnson 71
21 Johnny Depp 68
21 Kanye West 68
21 Albert Einstein 68
24 Tupac Shakur 66
25 Michael Jordan 65
26 Angelina Jolie 64
26 Leonardo DiCaprio 64
28 Mark Zuckerberg 63
28 Mila Kunis 63
28 William Shakespeare 63

Singers

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The list is primarily made of modern day pop and rap stars with several legends mixed in. Among the names here are Prince and David Bowie who saw most of their page views in 2016 after their deaths.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Michael Jackson 108
2 Eminem 103
3 Lady Gaga 102
4 Justin Bieber 91
5 Lil Wayne 79
6 Miley Cyrus 74
7 Rihanna 72
7 Selena Gomez 72
7 Taylor Swift 72
10 Kanye West 68
11 Tupac Shakur 66
12 Freddie Mercury 62
12 Nicki Minaj 62
14 John Cena 60
15 Katy Perry 58
16 Ariana Grande 57
16 Adele 57
16 Jay-Z 57
19 Prince (musician) 55
19 Elvis Presley 55
21 David Bowie 53
21 Britney Spears 53
23 Demi Lovato 51
24 Madonna (entertainer) 49
24 Bob Marley 49
26 John Lennon 48
26 Bruno Mars 48
28 Jennifer Lopez 47
29 Mariah Carey 46
30 Snoop Dogg 44
30 Justin Timberlake 44

Actors

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

This list omits actors who are singers in order not to repeat half of the previous table.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Kim Kardashian 83
2 Dwayne Johnson 71
3 Johnny Depp 68
4 Angelina Jolie 64
4 Leonardo DiCaprio 64
6 Mila Kunis 63
7 Tom Cruise 59
7 Arnold Schwarzenegger 59
9 Will Smith 58
10 Bruce Lee 55
10 Marilyn Monroe 55
10 Scarlett Johansson 55
10 Jennifer Aniston 55
14 Jennifer Lawrence 53
15 Brad Pitt 51
16 Sylvester Stallone 50
16 Heath Ledger 50
16 The Undertaker 50
19 Emma Watson 49
19 Sunny Leone 49
21 Megan Fox 48
21 Mark Wahlberg 48
21 Ryan Reynolds 48
24 Robin Williams 46
24 Natalie Portman 46
24 Clint Eastwood 46
27 Kristen Stewart 45
27 Tom Hardy 45
28 Charlie Sheen 44
29 Meghan Markle 43
29 Salman Khan 43

Athletes

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

Among musicians and actors there is gender equality in popularity. Sport, politics and history are dominated by males. Popular children and teenagers (as of 2017) are mostly girls.

Some professional athletes—Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson and The Undertaker—are classified among actors (above), since their popularity is mostly due to their filmographic performance. John Cena is listed as a musician.

Rank Page Sport Views in millions
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Association football 90
2 Lionel Messi Association football 76
3 Michael Jordan Basketball 65
4 LeBron James Basketball 62
5 Muhammad Ali Boxing 57
6 Roger Federer Tennis 45
7 Kobe Bryant Basketball 44
7 O. J. Simpson American football 44
7 Tom Brady American football 44
10 Mike Tyson Boxing 39
11 Brock Lesnar Wrestling & Mixed martial arts 38
12 Shaquille O'Neal Basketball 36
13 Michael Phelps Swimming 34
14 Conor McGregor Mixed martial arts 33
15 Neymar Association football 32
15 Manny Pacquiao Boxing 32
15 Rafael Nadal Tennis 32
18 Serena Williams Tennis 31
18 David Beckham Association football 31
20 Zlatan Ibrahimović Association football 31
21 Tiger Woods Golf 30
22 Peyton Manning American football 30
22 Sachin Tendulkar Cricket 30
24 Ronda Rousey Judo & Mixed martial arts 27
25 Usain Bolt Sprint 26
25 Stephen Curry Basketball 26
25 Ronaldinho Association football 26
25 Wayne Rooney Association football 26
25 Novak Djokovic Tennis 26
30 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Boxing 24

Modern political leaders

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The list includes political leaders born after AD 1400.

Along the rise of Donald Trump, credit for the 2017 performance must be given to Vladimir Putin-he overtook Sarah Palin for the 23rd place. Palin dropped from the list the following year, mainly due to the mighty advance of the British royal family.

Rank Page Country Views in millions
1 Donald Trump United States 150
2 Barack Obama United States 126
3 Adolf Hitler Nazi Germany 96
4 Elizabeth II United Kingdom 92
5 Abraham Lincoln United States 71
6 John F. Kennedy United States 62
7 Queen Victoria United Kingdom 53
7 George W. Bush United States 53
9 Henry VIII of England United Kingdom 52
10 Nelson Mandela South Africa 51
11 Ronald Reagan United States 51
12 Winston Churchill United Kingdom 49
13 Bill Clinton United States 46
14 George Washington United States 45
14 Elizabeth I United Kingdom 45
14 Diana, Princess of Wales United Kingdom 45
17 Mahatma Gandhi India 44
18 Franklin D. Roosevelt United States 43
19 Charles, Prince of Wales United Kingdom 41
19 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom 41
19 George H. W. Bush United States 41
19 Joseph Stalin Soviet Union 41
19 Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda 41
24 Christopher Columbus Genoa 39
24 Che Guevara Cuba 39
26 Richard Nixon United States 38
27 Vladimir Putin Russia 37
28 Theodore Roosevelt United States 35
29 Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon United Kingdom 34
29 George VI United Kingdom 34
29 Thomas Jefferson United States 34
29 Jimmy Carter United States 34

Pre-modern people

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

This category includes personalities born before AD 1400 (exception is made for Joan of Arc born in 1412) who cannot compete with our contemporaries, like Barack Obama and Michael Jackson. The general top-30 list of people includes 24 living people as of January 2019. This is a feature of the "nascent" Wikipedia. In the course of generations, such top-lists will contain only people passed away, for view-count continues posthumously.

In total, as of October 12, 2019, Wikipedia counts 1,609,522 people.[22] Of them, 929,502 are living,[23] or 57.75% (more than a half). 143,573 more were living in the Wikipedia period,[24] raising the percentage of this period’s people to 66.67 (precisely two-thirds). 341,079 more were living in the century preceeding Wikipedia (1901-2000),[25] raising the percentage of the contemporaries to 87.86. That is, people who lived from the beginning of history until 1900 – 98% of history - constitute only 12.14%. We are highly tempocentric.

Rank Page Time Views in millions
1 Jesus 4 BC −30/33 AD 43
2 Alexander the Great 356 – 323 BC 39
3 Julius Caesar 100 – 44 BC 35
4 Muhammad 570 – 623 AD 34
5 Genghis Khan 1162 – 1227 AD 29
6 Aristotle 384 – 322 BC 27
7 Gautama Buddha 6th – 4th centuries BC 25
8 Plato 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC 23
9 King Arthur*** 5th – 6th centuries AD 22
9 Spartacus 111 – 71 BC 22
11 Joan of Arc 1412 – 1431 AD 21
11 Socrates 470/469 – 399 BC 21
13 Charlemagne 742/748 – 814 AD 18
13 Tutankhamun c. 1341 – c. 1323 BC 18
13 Marco Polo 1254 – 1324 AD 18
16 Moses* 14th – 13th centuries BC 17
16 William Wallace 1270 – 1305 AD 17
16 Cleopatra 69 – 30 BC 17
16 Augustus 63 BC – AD 14 17
20 Robin Hood*** 12th – 14th centuries AD 16
20 Nero 37 AD – 68 AD 16
20 Ragnar Lodbrok*** 9th century AD 16
23 Caligula 12 AD – 41 AD 15
24 Hannibal 247 – 183/181 BC 14
24 Confucius 551 – 479 BC 14
26 Pythagoras 570 – 495 BC 13
26 Abraham* 19th – 17th centuries BC 13
26 Asoka 304 – 222 BC 13
29 Archimedes 287 – 212 BC 12
29 Richard I of England 1157 – 1199 AD 12
29 Saint Peter 287 – 212 BC 12
29 David c. 1040 – 970 BC 12

-*Historicity is unconfirmed by extra-Biblical sources.

-**Historicity is questioned.

-***Historicity is dubious.

3rd-millennium people

(December 1, 2007 – October 1, 2019)

Of people born in the 3rd millennium (which is defined here as starting in 2000), the first to receive a personal page in Wikipedia was Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant (born October 25, 2001). Her page was created on August 4, 2003. She was followed by two other princesses later that year: Lady Louise Windsor of Wessex obtained her page on November 26, 2003, at the age of 18 days; the page of Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, was created on December 9, 2003.

Lady Louise Windsor, probably, gained the all-time leadership the following year (2004), as her page was much more viewed during the years we have data (December 2007–present). By the end of 2016, she was 4th in the multiyear list. Lady Louise Windsor was, probably, overcome in 2010 by Willow Smith—the undisputed leader of the 2010s. The page of Willow Smith was created on April 23, 2005 (year and a half after Lady Louise Windsor's). During 2008–2009 the two had similar number of views, while in 2010 Willow Smith counted an extraordinary number of 3,100,000 views.[26] By August 31, 2016, she had total 12 million views, nearly three times more than the closest contender, Jackie Evancho.

In July 2019, Willow Smith was synchronously surpassed by two persons--Billie Eilish and Millie Bobby Brown--after leading over 100 months. Billie Eilish was the first to surpass Smith. On 7/24/2019 Millie Bobby Brown passed Billie Eilish in page views, and held the lead until 7/26/2019. She regained the title on 7/29/2019 and held it until 7/31/2019, and Billie EIlish has held it ever since.[27][28]

The undisputed leader of the year 2019 is Billie Eilish. She began the year on the 22nd place and gained the all time lead in July.

In the 2010s, the hereditary princes are gradually being overtaken by the "princes" of music and movies.

The first sportsperson to make this list is artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. She entered the list in August 2016, peaked at 21st rank in June 2017 and dropped from the list a year later. She was followed and surpassed by LaMelo Ball in December 2017 (19th rank as of October 2019). LaMelo was joined and surpassed by his colleague, Zion Williamson, in 2019 (17th rank as of October 2019).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Billie Eilish 19.6
2 Millie Bobby Brown 18.0
3 Willow Smith 17.4
4 Maddie Ziegler 12.6
5 Lil Pump 9.7
5 Prince George of Cambridge 9.6
7 Noah Cyrus 9.3
8 Gaten Matarazzo 7.7
8 Finn Wolfhard 7.7
10 Danielle Bregoli 6.7
11 Lady Louise Windsor 6.4
11 Jackie Evancho 6.4
13 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge 6.3
14 Mackenzie Foy 6.2
* Barron Trump 6.1
15 JoJo Siwa 5.9
16 Jacob Tremblay 5.5
17 Zion Williamson 5.3
18 James, Viscount Severn 5.0
19 Greta Thunberg 4.7
19 Yara Shahidi 4.7
19 LaMelo Ball 4.7
19 Isabela Moner 4.7
23 Rowan Blanchard 4.4
24 Frankie Jonas 4.3
25 Skai Jackson 4.2
26 Jazz Jennings 3.9
27 Zaira Wasim 3.7
28 Auli'i Cravalho 3.5
29 Noah Schnapp 3.4
30 Madison De La Garza 3.3
30 Dafne Keen 3.3

-* Not personal page.

Historical most-viewed 3rd-millennium persons

The following table lists the five persons to become Wikipedia’s most-viewed millennial person, from August 4, 2003 to the present.

  Current record (⁂)
  Former record (*)
Progression of the most-viewed millennial persons on Wikipedia
Person Views* Page creation date Month achieved Months held
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant 1 Aug 4, 2003 August 4, 2003 4-16**
Lady Louise Windsor 100,000–200,000** Nov 26, 2003 2004** 70-84**
Willow Smith 4,000,000–5,000,000** Apr 23, 2005 October – December 2010** 103-105 **
Millie Bobby Brown 17,300,000 Jul 22, 2016 July 2019 1***
Billie Eilish 17,300,000 Apr 15, 2017 July 2019 3
As of 2 December 2019

-*The approximate number of views each person had when she became Wikipedia’s most-viewed millennial.

-** Probable estimation.

-***Millie Bobby Brown held the leadership for 4 days in July 2019.[29]

Music bands

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 The Beatles 96
2 One Direction 54
3 Exo (band) 40
3 Pink Floyd 40
5 Metallica 39
5 Linkin Park 39
7 Queen 36
8 Led Zeppelin 34
9 Red Hot Chili Peppers 33
10 AC/DC 31
11 Coldplay 30
12 The Rolling Stones 28
12 Daft Punk 28
14 Slipknot 27
14 Nirvana 27
16 Green Day 26
16 Guns N' Roses 26
18 Girls' Generation 25
18 Iron Maiden 25
20 BTS (band) 25
20 Gorillaz 24
20 Jonas Brothers 24
23 Backstreet Boys 23
23 Foo Fighters 23
23 Kiss 23
23 Spice Girls 23
27 N.W.A 22
27 Avenged Sevenfold 22
27 Radiohead 22
27 Muse 22
27 Paramore 22
27 Bee Gees 22
27 Fleetwood Mac 22

Sport teams

Films and TV series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

TV series clearly has the upper hand to film, for the most part.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Game of Thrones 92
2 The Big Bang Theory 86
3 How I Met Your Mother 77
4 Star Wars 75
5 The Walking Dead 71
6 Glee 66
6 Breaking Bad 66
8 Doctor Who 59
9 Grey's Anatomy 54
9 RMS Titanic 54
11 The Avengers 49
11 Naruto 49
11 Dexter 49
14 Lost 48
15 Family Guy 47
16 Friends 46
16 House 46
16 Avatar 46
19 The Office (US) 42
19 True Blood 42
19 The Dark Knight Rises 42
19 The Vampire Diaries 42
19 Arrow 42
24 Sherlock 41
24 Sons of Anarchy 41
26 X-Men 40
26 Two and a Half Men 40
26 Titanic 40
29 Once Upon a Time 39
29 NCIS 39

Albums

Books and book series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

Naruto is classified as a TV series (above) as it is more popular as an anime, and there is no separate page for the manga. Books with film/TV adaptations are listed below, as many of the links below are franchise pages. Note that A Song of Ice and Fire's popularity is considerably outstripped by that of its TV adaptation Game of Thrones.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Harry Potter 73
2 Fifty Shades of Grey 48
3 The Hunger Games 45
4 A Song of Ice and Fire 43
5 The Great Gatsby 30
6 The Lord of the Rings 28
7 Nineteen Eighty-Four 26
8 A Game of Thrones 25
9 Kama Sutra 24
10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 22
10 To Kill a Mockingbird 22
12 Les Misérables 21
13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 20
14 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 19
14 Watchmen 19
14 The Winds of Winter 19
14 The Catcher in the Rye 19
18 Inferno 18
18 The Handmaid's Tale 18
18 Pride and Prejudice 18
21 Frankenstein 17
21 The Hobbit 17
21 Sex 17
24 Code Geass 16
24 Lolita 16
24 Bible 16
24 The Picture of Dorian Gray 16
24 It 16
24 Animal Farm 16
30 Of Mice and Men 15
30 Brave New World 15
30 American Idiot 15
30 Dracula 15
30 Porno 15

Pre-modern books and texts

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

This list includes books and texts composed before 1500 AD. It is widely supposed that the Bible is the all-time best-selling book, followed by Quran. The perspective below, however, reveals a more popular ancient text, the Kama Sutra.

Rank Page Civillization Views in millions
1 Kama Sutra India 24
2 Inferno (Dante) Italy 18
3 Bible Israel 16
4 Odyssey Greece 15
5 Rosetta Stone Egypt 13
5 Beowulf Britain 13
7 Divine Comedy Italy 12
7 Quran Caliphate 12
7 Mahabharata India 12
10 Iliad Greece 11
11 Ramayana India 9.6
12 The Art of War China 9.5
13 Epic of Gilgamesh Mesopotamia 8.8
14 Vedas India 8.3
15 The Canterbury Tales Britain 8.2
16 One Thousand and One Nights Caliphate 7.3
17 Talmud Israel 7.2
17 Code of Hammurabi Mesopotamia 7.2
19 I Ching China 5.5
20 Aeneid Rome 4.9
21 Book of the Dead Egypt 4.8
22 Oedipus the King Greece 4.6
23 Rigveda India 4.4
24 Tao Te Ching China 4.3
25 Domesday Book Britain 4.2
26 Upanishads India 3.8
27 Cupid and Psyche Greece 3.3
28 Lysistrata Greece 3.0
29 Titanomachy Greece 2.8
30 The Decameron Italy 2.6

See also

External links

References

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  15. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2016 Popular pages
  16. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2017 Popular pages
  17. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2018 Popular pages
  18. ^ List of most viewed YouTube videos.
  19. ^ "All-time" in this case means 16 days. stats.wikimedia.org: ZeitGeist.
  20. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report.
  21. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2015 Popular pages
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  23. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Living_people
  24. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:21st-century_deaths
  25. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:20th-century_deaths
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  28. ^ "Millie Bobby Brown Pageviews Analysis". WMF Labs.
  29. ^ See the two previous references