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G. K. Chesterton

1874 - 1936

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, Christian apologist, a literary and art critic. Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. K. Chesterton has received more than 4,198,808 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. G. K. Chesterton is the 424th most popular writer (down from 422nd in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 317th in 2019) and the 37th most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 4.2M

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  • 67.56

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  • 63

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  • 5.50

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  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, G. K. Chesterton ranks 424 out of 5,755Before him are Tibullus, Karl Barth, Joseph Brodsky, Zecharia Sitchin, George Eliot, and Elena Ferrante. After him are Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Jami, Phaedrus, Louis Aragon, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Bohumil Hrabal.

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Among people born in 1874, G. K. Chesterton ranks 20Before him are Johannes Stark, Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, W. Somerset Maugham, Sunjong of Korea, and Gertrude Stein. After him are Ernest Shackleton, Nikolai Berdyaev, Talaat Pasha, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nicholas Roerich, and August Krogh. Among people deceased in 1936, G. K. Chesterton ranks 14Before him are Lu Xun, Ferdinand Tönnies, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, Eleftherios Venizelos, and Albert Fish. After him are Alexander Glazunov, Miguel de Unamuno, Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, Premchand, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, G. K. Chesterton ranks 326 out of 7,765Before him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Syd Barrett (1946), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Jon Lord (1941), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), and George Eliot (1819). After him are William Crookes (1832), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Ian McShane (1942), Rudolf Abel (1903), and Gertrude Bell (1868).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, G. K. Chesterton ranks 37Before him are John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), William Wordsworth (1770), Ken Follett (1949), and George Eliot (1819). After him are Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), Christopher Marlowe (1564), Enid Blyton (1897), Thomas Paine (1737), John Galsworthy (1867), and Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849).