Ernest Thompson Seton

1860 - 1946

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Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was a Canadian-American author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 (renamed Woodcraft League of America), and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting movement . Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Thompson Seton has received more than 706,850 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Thompson Seton is the 652nd most popular writer (up from 798th in 2019), the 490th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 651st in 2019) and the 57th most popular British Writer.

Ernest Thompson Seton was a naturalist, artist, and author who is most famous for his work "Wild Animals I Have Known."

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  • 27

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  • 1.90

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Notable Works

Rolf in the Woods
Two little savages
The Arctic prairies
The biography of a grizzly
Animal Heroes
Wild Animals I Have Known

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Over the past year Ernest Thompson Seton has had the most page views in the with 50,804 views, followed by Russian (47,701), and Uzbek (32,701). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (212.42%), Malagasy (96.11%), and Belarusian (73.77%)


Among writers, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 652 out of 7,302Before him are Muriel Spark, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Harper Lee, Martin Amis, and Eugène Sue. After him are Giosuè Carducci, Ryszard Kapuściński, Pietro Metastasio, Ursula K. Le Guin, Camilo José Cela, and Washington Irving.

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Among people born in 1860, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 21Before him are James Ensor, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, J. M. Barrie, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. After him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Hugo Wolf, John J. Pershing, Louis Wain, William Kemmler, and Hjalmar Branting. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 36Before him are László Moholy-Nagy, Wilhelm Marx, Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, Felix Hoffmann, and Karl Hermann Frank. After him are Empress Wanrong, Ignacy Mościcki, Milan Nedić, Vojtech Tuka, Tomoyuki Yamashita, and Othenio Abel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 490 out of 8,785Before him are Joseph Lister (1827), John Smith (1580), John Dowland (1563), John Cleese (1939), Martin Amis (1949), and George Everest (1790). After him are James Callaghan (1912), Thomas Carlyle (1795), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Henry Hudson (1570), Trevor Howard (1913), and James I of Scotland (1394).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 57Before him are J. M. Barrie (1860), Samuel Johnson (1709), Daphne du Maurier (1907), Alexander Pope (1688), Muriel Spark (1918), and Martin Amis (1949). After him are Ian McEwan (1948), Douglas Adams (1952), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), Oliver Sacks (1933), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), and Christopher Tolkien (1924).