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Ernest Thompson Seton

1860 - 1946

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Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was an English-born 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 one of the first Scouting organizations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernest Thompson Seton has received more than 611,896 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernest Thompson Seton is the 804th most popular writer (up from 829th in 2019), the 651st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 647th in 2019) and the 75th 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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Among writers, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 804 out of 5,755Before him are Juliette Récamier, Max Jacob, Virginia Satir, Neale Donald Walsch, Julian Barnes, and Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné. After him are Gregory of Narek, Isabelle de Charrière, Ambrose Bierce, Christopher Tolkien, Muriel Spark, and Issei Sagawa.

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Among people born in 1860, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 28Before him are Hugo Wolf, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, John J. Pershing, William Kemmler, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, and Louis Wain. After him are Otto Jespersen, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, Isaac Levitan, Karl Denke, Hjalmar Branting, and Vito Volterra. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 39Before him are Felix Hoffmann, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Helene Schjerfbeck, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Wilhelm Marx, and Milan Nedić. After him are Empress Wanrong, Alfred Stieglitz, Ignacy Mościcki, Friedrich Jeckeln, Döme Sztójay, and Vojtech Tuka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 651 out of 7,765Before him are Louis Wain (1860), Henry Bessemer (1813), Henry Every (1659), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Julian Barnes (1946), and Hugh Laurie (1959). After him are Brook Taylor (1685), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Stanley Rous (1895), and William Jones (1746).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 75Before him are A. J. Cronin (1896), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Douglas Adams (1952), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), and Julian Barnes (1946). After him are Christopher Tolkien (1924), Muriel Spark (1918), Jane Hawking (1944), Philip Pullman (1946), Ian McEwan (1948), and Edgar Wallace (1875).