George MacDonald

1824 - 1905

George MacDonald

George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including Lewis Carroll, W. H. Auden, David Lindsay, J. M. Barrie, Lord Dunsany, Elizabeth Yates, Oswald Chambers, Mark Twain, Hope Mirrlees, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, T.H. White, Richard Adams, Lloyd Alexander, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Walter de la Mare, E. Nesbit, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman and Madeleine L'Engle.C. S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George MacDonald has received more than 636,038 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,389th most popular writer.

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  • 29

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  • 3.93

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Among writers, George MacDonald ranks 2,385 out of 4,883Before him are Maximus the Greek, Vonda N. McIntyre, Silvina Ocampo, Apollonius Dyscolus, Chariton, and Henri de Régnier. After him are John Banville, Joseph Delaney, David Eddings, Ernst von Salomon, Luis Cernuda, and Tadeusz Różewicz.

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Among people born in 1824, George MacDonald ranks 35Before him are Winfield Scott Hancock, Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Vladimir Stasov, Levi P. Morton, John Kerr, and Pierre-Émile Martin. After him are Alexander William Williamson, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Nana Sahib, Mikhail Loris-Melikov, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, and Antonio Ghislanzoni. Among people deceased in 1905, George MacDonald ranks 37Before him are Tippu Tip, Carmine Crocco, Franz Reuleaux, Lew Wallace, Meyer Guggenheim, and José-Maria de Heredia. After him are Pedro Américo, Julius Oppert, Amalie Skram, Charles Renard, Máximo Gómez, and Hermann Wissmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George MacDonald ranks 1,755 out of 5,347Before him are William of Malmesbury (1080), Derek Jarman (1942), Laurence Doherty (1875), Joseph Fiennes (1970), Mark Sykes (1879), and John Hume (1937). After him are Joseph Delaney (1945), Claude Choules (1901), Donald Maclean (1913), Karen Armstrong (1944), Bob Anderson (1931), and J. F. C. Fuller (1878).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, George MacDonald ranks 212Before him are Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), John Cleland (1709), Lady Caroline Lamb (1785), Frederick Marryat (1792), Tobias Smollett (1721), and Anthony Berkeley Cox (1893). After him are Joseph Delaney (1945), Karen Armstrong (1944), Nevil Shute (1899), Wilfred Owen (1893), Ephraim Chambers (1680), and George Herbert (1593).