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George Orwell

1903 - 1950

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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and support of democratic socialism.Orwell produced literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Orwell has received more than 16,689,166 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 126 in 2019). George Orwell is the 36th most popular writer (up from 37th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from India (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Indian Writer.

George Orwell is most famous for his dystopian novel 1984.

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Among writers, George Orwell ranks 36 out of 5,755Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Horace, Alexandre Dumas, Aeschylus, and Oscar Wilde. After him are Alexander Pushkin, Marcel Proust, Hermann Hesse, Denis Diderot, Friedrich Schiller, and Lord Byron.

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Among people born in 1903, George Orwell ranks 1After him are John von Neumann, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Konrad Lorenz, Olav V of Norway, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, John Dillinger, Vladimir Horowitz, Mark Rothko, and Kane Tanaka. Among people deceased in 1950, George Orwell ranks 1After him are George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Schumpeter, Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Johannes V. Jensen, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Lebrun, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, Willis Carrier, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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In India

Among people born in India, George Orwell ranks 4 out of 1,493Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Rama (null), and Ashoka (-304). After him are Rajneesh (1931), Narendra Modi (1950), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Ramakrishna (1836).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, George Orwell ranks 1After him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), and Ghalib (1797).