Wikipedia’s 50 Most-Read Articles Of 2017 Are A Perfect Snapshot Of What A Crazy Year It Was

Evan Lorne /

As they do every year, Wikipedia has once again revealed their top 50 most-read articles of 2017 and if you want to see a perfect summary of the year that was, check this list out.

While we’ve already seen what each state Googled more than any other in 2017, this list of articles people read the most on Wikipedia is an even better barometer of what a wild ride the past 12 months have been.

Considering the fact that in 2017 Hugh Hefner, Chester Bennington, Tom Petty, Bill Paxton, Chris Cornell, Roy Halladay, Gregg Allman, Don Rickles, Robert Guillaume, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Malcolm Young, Adam West, Judge Wapner and Joanie from Happy Days, among many others, all died, it’s little wonder that the most-read article on Wikipedia last year was “Deaths in 2017” at over 37 million views.

President Donald Trump’s page was the second most-trafficked entry on Wikipedia in 2017 with almost 30 million views, followed by Queen Elizabeth II at over 19 million, the Game of Thrones (season 7) page with just under 19 million visits and soon-to-be member of the Royal Family and former Deal or No Deal model, Meghan Markle, taking the fifth spot with almost 17 million clicks.

Rounding out the top 10 most-viewed Wikipedia articles of 2017 were the Game of Thrones main page, a list of Bollywood films in 2017, United States, Bitcoin, and the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, which came in 10th at just under 15 million views.

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Here’s the list in its entirety…

1. Deaths in 2017
2. Donald Trump
3. Elizabeth II
4. Game of Thrones (Season 7)
5. Meghan Markle
6. Game of Thrones
7. List of Bollywood Films 2017
8. United States
9. Bitcoin
10. 13 Reasons Why
11. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
12. IT (2017 Film)
13. Queen Victoria
14. List of Highest-Grossing Indian Films
15. Gal Gadot
16. Logan (Film) [over 14 million views]
17. Riverdale (2017 TV Series)
18. 2017 in Film
19. Stranger Things
20. Wonder Woman (2017 Film) [over 13 million views]
21. Dwayne Johnson
22. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
23. Justice League (Film) [over 12 million views]
24. Elon Musk
25. Facebook
26. Cristiano Ronaldo
27. Get Out (Film)
28. India
29. Millennials
30. Barack Obama
31. YouTube
32. O.J. Simpson
33. Conor McGregor
34. Charles Manson
35. Ed Sheeran [over 11 million views]
36. Melania Trump
37. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
38. Split (2016 American film)
39. Thor: Ragnarok
40. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
41. Pablo Escobar
42. World War II
43. Spider-Man: Homecoming
44. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
45. Star Wars
46. Ariana Grande [over 10 million views]
47. Dunkirk (2017 Film)
48. Adolf Hitler
49. Google
50. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [over 9.7 million views]

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