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C. S. Lewis

1898 - 1963

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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer, literary scholar, and Anglican lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Magdalen College, Oxford (1925–1954), and Magdalene College, Cambridge (1954–1963). He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also noted for his other works of fiction, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. S. Lewis has received more than 12,994,753 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). C. S. Lewis is the 275th most popular writer (down from 213th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 156th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Writer.

C.S. Lewis is most famous for his series The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  • 92

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  • 4.88

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  • 6.27

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Among writers, C. S. Lewis ranks 275 out of 5,755Before him are Valmiki, Shams Tabrizi, Françoise Sagan, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Carl Spitteler, and Guillaume de Machaut. After him are Alexandra Feodorovna, Paul Valéry, Antonin Artaud, Marcus Terentius Varro, Shota Rustaveli, and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau.

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Among people born in 1898, C. S. Lewis ranks 16Before him are Zhou Enlai, George Gershwin, Umm Kulthum, William James Sidis, Herbert Marcuse, and Liu Shaoqi. After him are Tamara de Lempicka, Trofim Lysenko, Alexander Calder, Gunnar Myrdal, Hans Krebs, and Rodion Malinovsky. Among people deceased in 1963, C. S. Lewis ranks 12Before him are Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, and Ngo Dinh Diem. After him are Abd el-Krim, Paul Hindemith, Nâzım Hikmet, Francis Poulenc, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, and Sylvia Plath.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, C. S. Lewis ranks 214 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Brown (1773), Henrietta of England (1644), William Golding (1911), Ken Miles (1918), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and Brian Jones (1942). After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John Wycliffe (1324), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), Henry Morton Stanley (1841), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), and Henry Morgan (1635).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, C. S. Lewis ranks 29Before him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Anna Wintour (1949), J. K. Rowling (1965), Roald Dahl (1916), William Golding (1911), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792). After him are Graham Greene (1904), John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), William Wordsworth (1770), and Ken Follett (1949).