George Orwell

1903 - 1950

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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, total opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.As a writer, Orwell produced literary criticism and 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 12,307,681 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). George Orwell is the 37th most popular writer (up from 38th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from India (up from 3rd 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 37 out of 5,794Before him are Miguel de Cervantes, Horace, Émile Zola, Rumi, Henrik Ibsen, and Anne Frank. After him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and Marcel Proust.

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Among people born in 1903, George Orwell ranks 1After him are John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, Aram Khachaturian, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Olav V of Norway, Mark Rothko, Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Among people deceased in 1950, George Orwell ranks 1After him are George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Schumpeter, Gustaf V of Sweden, Vaslav Nijinsky, Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johannes V. Jensen, Marcel Mauss, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

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In India

Among people born in India, George Orwell ranks 2 out of 1,227Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869). After him are Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, George Orwell ranks 1After him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498).