Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aldous Huxley has received more than 5,783,780 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Aldous Huxley is the 142nd most popular writer (up from 151st in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 101st in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Writer.

Aldous Huxley is most famous for his dystopian novel, "Brave New World."

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Among writers, Aldous Huxley ranks 142 out of 5,794Before him are Günter Grass, Apuleius, Guillaume Apollinaire, Charlotte Brontë, Eugène Ionesco, and Tove Jansson. After him are Haruki Murakami, Catullus, J. D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, H. P. Lovecraft, and Pliny the Younger.

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Among people born in 1894, Aldous Huxley ranks 5Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Gavrilo Princip, Rudolf Hess, and Edward VIII. After him are Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1963, Aldous Huxley ranks 7Before him are John F. Kennedy, Édith Piaf, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Georges Braque, and Jean Cocteau. After him are Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Nâzım Hikmet.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Aldous Huxley ranks 106 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), George V (1865), and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758). After him are Blackbeard (1680), Ridley Scott (1937), Henry VI of England (1421), Elton John (1947), Alan Rickman (1946), and Edward VII (1841).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Aldous Huxley ranks 16Before him are Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Emily Brontë (1818), Walter Scott (1771), William Blake (1757), and Charlotte Brontë (1816). After him are H. G. Wells (1866), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Roald Dahl (1916), and C. S. Lewis (1898).