G. K. Chesterton

1874 - 1936

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. K. Chesterton has received more than 3,107,704 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). G. K. Chesterton is the 422nd most popular writer (down from 366th in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 268th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Writer.

G. K. Chesterton is most famous for his detective stories, his essays, and his poetry.

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Among writers, G. K. Chesterton ranks 422 out of 5,794Before him are Julio Cortázar, Traudl Junge, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Bernhard, André Maurois, and Osamu Dazai. After him are William Makepeace Thackeray, Phaedrus, Lactantius, Fausto Cercignani, Mika Waltari, and Percy Fawcett.

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Among people born in 1874, G. K. Chesterton ranks 18Before him are Ernst Cassirer, Max Scheler, Johannes Stark, Alexander Kolchak, Talaat Pasha, and Gertrude Stein. After him are Carl Bosch, António Egas Moniz, Sunjong of Korea, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Nicholas Roerich. Among people deceased in 1936, G. K. Chesterton ranks 13Before him are Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, and Albert Fish. After him are Miguel de Unamuno, Alexander Glazunov, Eleftherios Venizelos, Louis Blériot, Grazia Deledda, and Fuad I of Egypt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, G. K. Chesterton ranks 318 out of 6,924Before him are Joseph Lister (1827), Pelagius (360), Lemmy (1945), Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843), David II of Scotland (1324), and George Everest (1790). After him are Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Frederick Soddy (1877), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Petty (1623), and Percy Fawcett (1867).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, G. K. Chesterton ranks 40Before him are Christopher Marlowe (1564), John Donne (1572), J. M. Barrie (1860), Graham Greene (1904), John Galsworthy (1867), and Beatrix Potter (1866). After him are Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Alexander Pope (1688), Ken Follett (1949), Enid Blyton (1897), and Harold Pinter (1930).