Ernest Thompson Seton

1860 - 1946

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Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson August 14, 1860 – died October 23, 1946) was an 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 486,498 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ernest Thompson Seton is the 829th most popular writer (up from 943rd in 2019), the 648th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 711th in 2019) and the 88th 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 829 out of 5,794Before him are Jaroslav Seifert, Daniel Keyes, Al-Zamakhshari, Jean Anouilh, Mori Ōgai, and Pierre-Jean de Béranger. After him are Ève Curie, Abraham Abulafia, Thomas Pynchon, Ivan Franko, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, and Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

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Among people born in 1860, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 24Before him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, René Lalique, Jane Addams, and John J. Pershing. After him are Otto Jespersen, Hjalmar Branting, Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, Niels Ryberg Finsen, William Kemmler, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1946, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 39Before him are Empress Wanrong, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Gilbert N. Lewis, Wilhelm Marx, Milan Nedić, and Tomoyuki Yamashita. After him are Helene Schjerfbeck, Döme Sztójay, Clemens August Graf von Galen, Vojtech Tuka, Willi Herold, and Carl Schuhmann.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 648 out of 6,924Before him are Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Oliver Reed (1938), Antony Hewish (1924), William Wilberforce (1759), Stanley Baldwin (1867), and Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877). After him are John Davis (1550), Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), Tom Jones (1940), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Patrick White (1912), and Robert Carlyle (1961).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ernest Thompson Seton ranks 88Before him are Thomas Malory (1405), Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), David Irving (1938), John Fowles (1926), and Ann Radcliffe (1764). After him are Patrick White (1912), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), W. H. Auden (1907), E. M. Forster (1879), and James May (1963).