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 385,338 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Arthur Ransome is the 3,865th most popular writer (down from 3,392nd in 2019), the 2,859th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,469th in 2019) and the 350th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Arthur Ransome ranks 3,865 out of 5,794Before him are Larry Collins, Simo Matavulj, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Leigh Brackett, E. B. White, and Marie Luise Kaschnitz. After him are Juhan Liiv, Oskar Luts, Palaephatus, Louise-Victorine Ackermann, Philip Reeve, and Johannes Linnankoski.

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Among people born in 1884, Arthur Ransome ranks 132Before him are Zofia Nałkowska, Juhan Aavik, Billie Burke, Solomon Lefschetz, Joseph Pholien, and Adeodato Giovanni Piazza. After him are Ludowika Jakobsson, Samuel Berger, Ömer Seyfettin, Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Jack Greenwell, and Jean-Richard Bloch. Among people deceased in 1967, Arthur Ransome ranks 161Before him are Varian Fry, Vlastimil Kopecký, Francis Spellman, Daniel Jones, Ciro Alegría, and Gigi Meroni. After him are Edward Chamberlin, Fatima Jinnah, Georges Berger, Henry Luce, Paul Whiteman, and Charles Bickford.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Ransome ranks 2,859 out of 6,924Before him are William Withering (1741), G. I. Taylor (1886), Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth (1876), Dennis Stratton (1952), Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844), and Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724). After him are Philip Reeve (1966), Warwick Davis (1970), Edward Hardwicke (1932), Kathleen Kenyon (1906), Max Beerbohm (1872), and Ronald Knox (1888).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Ransome ranks 350Before him are John Lyly (1554), Robert Herrick (1591), Mary Stewart (1916), Milo Yiannopoulos (1984), Edward William Lane (1801), and Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844). After him are Philip Reeve (1966), Max Beerbohm (1872), Ronald Knox (1888), Eleanor Farjeon (1881), Robert Greene (1558), and Quentin Crisp (1908).