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, in 1966 and 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Graham Greene has received more than 3,256,396 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Graham Greene is the 343rd most popular writer (down from 270th in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 197th in 2019) and the 37th 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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Among writers, Graham Greene ranks 343 out of 5,794Before him are Constantine P. Cavafy, Arthur Schnitzler, James Fenimore Cooper, Claude Simon, Jo Nesbø, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Napoleon Hill, Margaret Atwood, Henry James, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, and Sholem Aleichem.

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Among people born in 1904, Graham Greene ranks 13Before him are B. F. Skinner, Umberto II of Italy, Cary Grant, Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Jean Gabin. After him are George Gamow, Pavel Cherenkov, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and René Lacoste. Among people deceased in 1991, Graham Greene ranks 12Before him are Serge Gainsbourg, Miles Davis, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, and Jiang Qing. After him are Edwin McMillan, Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, and John Bardeen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Graham Greene ranks 265 out of 6,924Before him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Peter Higgs (1929), John Herschel (1792), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), and John Constable (1776). After him are John Venn (1834), Saint Walpurga (710), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Cromwell (1626), Edward Gibbon (1737), and Emmeline Pankhurst (1858).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Graham Greene ranks 37Before him are Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), J. K. Rowling (1965), Christopher Marlowe (1564), John Donne (1572), and J. M. Barrie (1860). After him are John Galsworthy (1867), Beatrix Potter (1866), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Percy Fawcett (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), and Alexander Pope (1688).