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Arthur Ransome

1884 - 1967

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Arthur Michell Ransome (18 January 1884 – 3 June 1967) was an English author and journalist. He is best known for writing and illustrating the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books about the school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Ransome has received more than 567,853 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Arthur Ransome is the 3,693rd most popular writer (up from 3,862nd in 2019), the 2,703rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,856th in 2019) and the 316th most popular British Writer.

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  • 26

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  • 3.01

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  • 3.51

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Among writers, Arthur Ransome ranks 3,693 out of 5,755Before him are Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Gillian Rubinstein, Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Konstantin Fedin, Tadeusz Konwicki, and Natalya Gorbanevskaya. After him are Johann Christian Günther, John Osborne, Theodore Abu Qurrah, Otto Ludwig, Günter Eich, and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.

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Among people born in 1884, Arthur Ransome ranks 129Before him are Leo Frank, Solomon Lefschetz, Zofia Nałkowska, Alice Milliat, Frederick Lorz, and Bernhard Goetzke. After him are Hermann Boehm, Rickard Sandler, Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Oliver Kirk, and Bohumil Kubišta. Among people deceased in 1967, Arthur Ransome ranks 162Before him are Antonio Riberi, Zhou Zuoren, Reginald Punnett, Morris Swadesh, Henry Luce, and Daniel Jones. After him are Georges Berger, Oskar Maria Graf, Vlastimil Kopecký, George S. Robertson, Lajos Kassák, and Ann Sheridan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Ransome ranks 2,703 out of 7,765Before him are Naveen Andrews (1969), Anna Russell (1807), Robert Fisk (1946), Edward Fortunatus (1565), Thandie Newton (1972), and Gillian Rubinstein (1942). After him are Elaine Paige (1948), Patrick Manson (1844), John Osborne (1929), Mick Hucknall (1960), Dan Stevens (1982), and Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Ransome ranks 316Before him are Mary Sidney (1561), Radclyffe Hall (1880), Hilary Mantel (1952), Georgette Heyer (1902), Robert Fisk (1946), and Gillian Rubinstein (1942). After him are John Osborne (1929), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843), Robert Hugh Benson (1871), Beryl Markham (1902), Arthur Waley (1889), and Leslie Stephen (1832).