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 753,162 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). A. J. Cronin is the 544th most popular writer (up from 633rd in 2019), the 407th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 469th in 2019) and the 52nd 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 544 out of 5,794Before him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Arthur Koestler, Bohumil Hrabal, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Salman Rushdie, and Al-Maʿarri. After him are Frantz Fanon, Appius Claudius Caecus, William of Rubruck, Georg Trakl, Natsume Sōseki, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

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Among people born in 1896, A. J. Cronin ranks 23Before him are Paula Hitler, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anna Anderson, Howard Hawks, Milena Jesenská, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After him are Dziga Vertov, Gerty Cori, Buenaventura Durruti, Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, and Italo Balbo. Among people deceased in 1981, A. J. Cronin ranks 14Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Marcel Breuer, Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, Natalie Wood, and William Holden. After him are Béla Guttmann, Joe Louis, Harold Urey, René Clair, Samuel Barber, and Omar Bradley.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, A. J. Cronin ranks 407 out of 6,924Before him are Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), David Niven (1910), Richard Attenborough (1923), and Robert Fripp (1946). After him are Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), Albert Finney (1936), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), and Ralph Fiennes (1962).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, A. J. Cronin ranks 52Before him are Harold Pinter (1930), Thomas Paine (1737), Samuel Johnson (1709), George Eliot (1819), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and Philip Larkin (1922). After him are Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Samuel Butler (1835), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Walter Raleigh (1554), and Thomas Hardy (1840).