C. S. Forester

1899 - 1966

C. S. Forester

Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare, such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. The Hornblower novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. S. Forester has received more than 525,907 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,138th most popular writer.

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.30

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  • 2.95

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Among writers, C. S. Forester ranks 3,134 out of 4,883Before him are Xiao Hong, Nikola Vaptsarov, William Cowper, Ennio Flaiano, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, and Laurens van der Post. After him are Faltonia Betitia Proba, Ludwig Anzengruber, Marcin Kromer, Nichita Stănescu, Jurek Becker, and Andrea Dworkin.

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Among people born in 1899, C. S. Forester ranks 140Before him are Udham Singh, Francis Ponge, Charles Best, Armand Salacrou, Lovro von Matačić, and Aleksander Zawadzki. After him are Iskander Mirza, Harold Abrahams, Marcel Arland, Otto E. Neugebauer, Ramón Muttis, and Rudolf Svensson. Among people deceased in 1966, C. S. Forester ranks 105Before him are Philipp Frank, Courtney Hodges, Elio Vittorini, John Taylor, Hedda Hopper, and Dirk Brouwer. After him are Erich Pommer, Arthur Waley, Elliot See, Mississippi John Hurt, Helen Kane, and Jan Brzechwa.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, C. S. Forester ranks 342 out of 432Before him are Ibrahim Mahlab (1949), Antonios Naguib (1935), Ahmed Aboul Gheit (1942), Andrée Chedid (1920), Mostafa El-Nahas (1879), and Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam (1893). After him are Hassan Shehata (1947), Yusuf Idris (1927), Yahya of Antioch (980), Apion (-30), Zakaria Mohieddin (null), and Essam El Hadary (1973).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, C. S. Forester ranks 34Before him are Salama Moussa (1887), Mohammed Hussein Heikal (1888), Bat Ye'or (1933), Abbās al-Aqqād (1889), Mustafa Kamil Pasha (1874), and Andrée Chedid (1920). After him are Yusuf Idris (1927), Apion (-30), Alaa Al Aswany (1957), André Aciman (1951), Penelope Delta (1874), and Aisha Abd al-Rahman (1913).

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