Evelyn Waugh

1903 - 1966

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Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (; 28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His most famous works include the early satires Decline and Fall (1928) and A Handful of Dust (1934), the novel Brideshead Revisited (1945), and the Second World War trilogy Sword of Honour (1952–1961). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Evelyn Waugh has received more than 1,915,611 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Evelyn Waugh is the 1,415th most popular writer (down from 1,298th in 2019), the 1,112th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 995th in 2019) and the 133rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Evelyn Waugh ranks 1,415 out of 5,794. Before him are Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Fulcher of Chartres, Andrei Platonov, Qiu Chuji, Sadriddin Ayni, and Daniel Pennac. After him are Ko Un, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Edward Albee, Vita Sackville-West, Ljudevit Gaj, and Magda Szabó.

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Among people born in 1903, Evelyn Waugh ranks 74Before him are Abul A'la Maududi, Werner Ostendorff, Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, Maria Reiche, and Yevgeny Mravinsky. After him are Vladimir Bartol, Walker Evans, Sadegh Hedayat, Henry Corbin, Alice Herz-Sommer, and Silvina Ocampo. Among people deceased in 1966, Evelyn Waugh ranks 52Before him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Frank Lentini, Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Siegfried Kracauer, Georges Duhamel, and Jisaburō Ozawa. After him are Edward Gordon Craig, Sadao Araki, Wäinö Aaltonen, Hendrik Verwoerd, Demchugdongrub, and Battista Farina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Evelyn Waugh ranks 1,112 out of 6,924. Before him are Henry Walter Bates (1825), Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817), David Icke (1952), William Boyce (1711), Hudson Taylor (1832), and Alexander I of Scotland (1078). After him are Mary de Bohun (1369), William Henry (1774), Vita Sackville-West (1892), William Adelin (1103), Denholm Elliott (1922), and Mary Quant (1930).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Evelyn Waugh ranks 133Before him are Thomas Chatterton (1752), James Murray (1837), Colin Wilson (1931), Barbara Cartland (1901), Joseph Needham (1900), and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689). After him are Vita Sackville-West (1892), Samuel Pepys (1633), Seamus Heaney (1939), John Webster (1578), Walafrid Strabo (808), and Edward Lear (1812).