Eric Linklater

1899 - 1974

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Eric Robert Russell Linklater CBE (8 March 1899 – 7 November 1974) was a Welsh-born Scottish poet, fiction writer, military historian, and travel writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Linklater has received more than 184,975 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Eric Linklater is the 6,537th most popular writer (down from 6,104th in 2019), the 5,823rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 5,735th in 2019) and the 668th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

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  • 40.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Juan in America
Social conditions, Fiction, United states, fiction
The men of Ness
Magnus Merriman
White-maa's saga
Private Angelo
Fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Fiction, general
The wind on the moon
Sisters, Fantasy, Children's stories
In the English village of Midmeddlecum, sisters Dinah and Dorinda struggle to keep their promise to try to be good when their father goes off to war, but they soon get into a great deal of mischief.

Page views of Eric Linklaters by language

Over the past year Eric Linklater has had the most page views in the with 27,663 views, followed by Swedish (2,299), and German (1,315). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (25.90%), Russian (21.84%), and English (5.42%)


Among writers, Eric Linklater ranks 6,537 out of 7,302Before him are Dennis Prager, Anthony Boucher, Jeff Noon, Dorothy E. Smith, Sibylle Lewitscharoff, and Somaly Mam. After him are Didier Van Cauwelaert, Dimitris Lyacos, Katharine Gun, Alice Hoffman, Geetanjali Shree, and Bessie Head.

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Among people born in 1899, Eric Linklater ranks 320Before him are Ezra Taft Benson, George K. Arthur, Jimmie Davis, Paul Kelly, Marie Mosquini, and Clarence Oldfield. After him are Cyril Radcliffe, 1st Viscount Radcliffe, Allen Tate, Stanley Skewes, Genevieve Tobin, Gertrude Berg, and Randall Thompson. Among people deceased in 1974, Eric Linklater ranks 256Before him are Patricia Collinge, Robert Ellis, Ken Myers, Tina Brooks, Wally Kinnear, and Ilona Massey. After him are Maureen Gardner, Jim Bausch, Ernest Gruening, Bill Aston, Dorothy Fields, and Norman Kirk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Linklater ranks 5,823 out of 8,785Before him are Edmund Andros (1637), Jeff Noon (1957), Dorothy E. Smith (1926), Joe Cole (1988), Neil Young (1944), and Mike Coughlan (1959). After him are William Forsell Kirby (1844), Emma D'Arcy (1992), Gillian Gilbert (1961), David Herd (1934), John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1847), and John Riseley-Prichard (1924).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Eric Linklater ranks 668Before him are Charles Stross (1964), John Gribbin (1946), Elizabeth Inchbald (1753), Richard Lovelace (1617), Jeff Noon (1957), and Dorothy E. Smith (1926). After him are Katharine Gun (1974), Dinah Craik (1826), Pippa Middleton (1983), William Wycherley (1640), Cressida Cowell (1966), and Irving Finkel (1951).