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A. J. Cronin

1896 - 1981

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Archibald Joseph Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981), known as A. J. Cronin, was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel is The Citadel (1937), about a Scottish doctor who serves in a Welsh mining village before achieving success in London, where he becomes disillusioned about the venality and incompetence of some doctors. Cronin knew both areas, as a medical inspector of mines and as a doctor in Harley Street. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of A. J. Cronin has received more than 816,026 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 44 in 2019). A. J. Cronin is the 733rd most popular writer (down from 544th in 2019), the 588th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 407th in 2019) and the 69th most popular British Writer.

A. J. Cronin is most famous for his novel The Citadel, which is a fictionalized account of his own experiences as a doctor in the slums of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Among writers, A. J. Cronin ranks 733 out of 5,755Before him are Tatian, Antonio Machado, Raymond Carver, Julius Fučík, Alexander Griboyedov, and Epicharmus of Kos. After him are Marie Mancini, Alexander Litvinenko, Kōbō Abe, Mary Higgins Clark, Aubrey Beardsley, and Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi.

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Among people born in 1896, A. J. Cronin ranks 35Before him are Italo Balbo, Erich Koch, Helen of Greece and Denmark, Anna Anderson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, and John Dos Passos. After him are Herbert Backe, Sandro Pertini, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Nobusuke Kishi, Anastasio Somoza García, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Among people deceased in 1981, A. J. Cronin ranks 23Before him are Marcel Breuer, Odd Hassel, Joe Louis, Harold Urey, William Saroyan, and Omar Bradley. After him are Samuel Barber, Georges Brassens, Joseph Murphy, Karl Böhm, Max Delbrück, and Mehmet Shehu.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, A. J. Cronin ranks 588 out of 7,765Before him are Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Kenneth MacAlpin (810), Sean Bean (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), and Denis Law (1940). After him are Ian Stewart (1938), John Harvard (1607), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), and Dirk Bogarde (1921).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, A. J. Cronin ranks 69Before him are Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), Alexander Pope (1688), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and David Irving (1938). After him are Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), and Ernest Thompson Seton (1860).