George Orwell

1903 - 1950

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.As a writer, Orwell produced literary criticism and poetry, fiction and polemical journalism; and is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working-class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences soldiering for the Republican faction of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939), are as critically respected as his essays on politics and literature, language and culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Orwell has received more than 9,824,247 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 39th most popular writer.

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  • 123

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  • 5.05

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Among writers, George Orwell ranks 38 out of 4,883Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Stendhal, Marcel Proust, and Henrik Ibsen. After him are Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Mann.

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Among people born in 1903, George Orwell ranks 1After him are John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Simenon, Aram Khachaturian, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, and C. F. Powell. Among people deceased in 1950, George Orwell ranks 1After him are George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Schumpeter, Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Heinrich Mann, Johannes V. Jensen, Albert Lebrun, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, and Kurt Weill.

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In India

Among people born in India, George Orwell ranks 3 out of 848Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566) and Mahatma Gandhi (1869). After him are Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Indira Gandhi (1917).

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Among writers born in India, George Orwell ranks 1After him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Tukaram (1608).

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