Arthur Machen

1863 - 1947

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Arthur Machen (; 3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Machen has received more than 448,929 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Arthur Machen is the 1,840th most popular writer (up from 1,860th in 2019), the 1,429th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,397th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Arthur Machen ranks 1,840 out of 5,794Before him are Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Xenophon of Ephesus, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Frédéric Ozanam, Aryadeva, and Alex Haley. After him are Tadeusz Borowski, Moschus, François Coppée, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Ross Macdonald, and Eva Schloss.

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Among people born in 1863, Arthur Machen ranks 54Before him are Manuel Gomes da Costa, Ludwig Borchardt, Émile Friant, Max Skladanowsky, Alexander Siloti, and Paul Drude. After him are Charles Martin Hall, Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Hermann Bahr, Gabriel Pierné, Paul Walden, and Herbert James Draper. Among people deceased in 1947, Arthur Machen ranks 69Before him are Hermine Reuss of Greiz, Archduchess Louise of Austria, Friedrich Paschen, Victor Goldschmidt, Helmuth von Pannwitz, and Charles Bally. After him are Ananda Coomaraswamy, Bronisław Huberman, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Constantin Sănătescu, Nicholas Murray Butler, and Władysław Raczkiewicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Machen ranks 1,429 out of 6,924Before him are Herbert Pitman (1877), William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708), Channing Tatum (1980), Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766), Ethel Smyth (1858), and Steven Runciman (1903). After him are William George Horner (1786), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), George Stubbs (1724), Thomas Hicks (1876), and John Eliot Gardiner (1943).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Machen ranks 163Before him are Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Michael Jackson (1942), David Ogilvy (1911), Patrick O'Brian (1914), James Herriot (1916), and Edward Young (1683). After him are Thomas Wyatt (1503), Christopher Isherwood (1904), Vera Brittain (1893), Peter Shaffer (1926), Clive Barker (1952), and Anthony Trollope (1815).