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Graham Greene

1904 - 1991

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Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English writer and journalist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century.Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them). He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. Through 67 years of writing, which included over 25 novels, he explored the conflicting moral and political issues of the modern world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Graham Greene has received more than 3,772,322 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Graham Greene is the 326th most popular writer (up from 343rd in 2019), the 259th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 265th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Writer.

Graham Greene is most famous for his novels, The End of the Affair and The Quiet American.

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  • 78

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Among writers, Graham Greene ranks 326 out of 5,755Before him are Ezra Pound, Carlos Castaneda, Georges Bataille, Arthur Schnitzler, Einhard, and Dionysius of Halicarnassus. After him are Elfriede Jelinek, Arthur Miller, André Malraux, Mikhail Lermontov, Ali-Shir Nava'i, and Michael Ende.

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Among people born in 1904, Graham Greene ranks 13Before him are Cary Grant, Umberto II of Italy, B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Johnny Weissmuller. After him are Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Joan Crawford, George Gamow, and Ève Curie. Among people deceased in 1991, Graham Greene ranks 13Before him are Miles Davis, Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, and Klaus Barbie. After him are Carl David Anderson, Gustáv Husák, John Bardeen, Soichiro Honda, Lazar Kaganovich, and Frank Capra.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Graham Greene ranks 259 out of 7,765Before him are Ælfweard of Wessex (904), William Morris (1834), Joe Cocker (1944), Empress Matilda (1102), Anthony Giddens (1938), and Owen Willans Richardson (1879). After him are Edmund I (921), Bede (672), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Edmond Halley (1656), Jimmy Page (1944), and Andrew Carnegie (1835).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Graham Greene ranks 30Before him are Anna Wintour (1949), J. K. Rowling (1965), Roald Dahl (1916), William Golding (1911), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), and C. S. Lewis (1898). After him are John Keats (1795), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), William Wordsworth (1770), Ken Follett (1949), and George Eliot (1819).