Grey Owl

1888 - 1938

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Archibald Stansfeld Belaney (September 18, 1888 – April 13, 1938), commonly known as Grey Owl, was a British-born conservationist, fur trapper, and writer who disguised himself as a Native American man. While he achieved fame as a conservationist during his life, after his death the revelation that he was not Indigenous, along with other autobiographical fabrications, negatively affected his reputation. Belaney rose to prominence as a notable author and lecturer, primarily on environmental issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grey Owl has received more than 590,333 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Grey Owl is the 4,281st most popular writer, the 3,251st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 387th most popular British Writer.

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  • 590k

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  • 18

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  • 2.41

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  • 3.19

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Among writers, Grey Owl ranks 4,281 out of 5,794Before him are Shirley Ann Grau, Shōhei Ōoka, Béla Illés, Steven Erikson, Cynewulf, and Balamani Amma. After him are Leslie Charteris, Aagje Deken, Zhu Ziqing, Nicolaas Beets, Béatrix Beck, and Horatio Alger.

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Among people born in 1888, Grey Owl ranks 165Before him are Margarita Xirgu, Ernesto Ruffini, José Eustasio Rivera, Seán Lester, Edward Cook, and Kaarlo Koskelo. After him are Paul Peter Ewald, Hank Mann, Louis J. Mordell, Charles Winslow, Carlo Oriani, and Ferdinand Bie. Among people deceased in 1938, Grey Owl ranks 146Before him are Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann, Yevgeny Polivanov, Michel Giacobini, Lev Schnirelmann, Edward M. House, and Harvey S. Firestone. After him are Pearl White, John Jacob Abel, Steve Bloomer, Herbert Jamison, José Luis Tejada Sorzano, and Harry Myers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Grey Owl ranks 3,251 out of 6,924Before him are Eric A. Havelock (1903), Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington (1919), Rupert Graves (1963), Colin Salmon (1962), Cynewulf (900), and Simon Fuller (1960). After him are William Robert Brooks (1844), Keith Campbell (1954), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990), Hywel Dda (880), William McGonagall (1825), and Michael Carrick (1981).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Grey Owl ranks 387Before him are Anita Brookner (1928), Aneirin (525), John Mawe (1764), Sax Rohmer (1883), William Davenant (1606), and Cynewulf (900). After him are William McGonagall (1825), Margery Allingham (1904), Bruno Heller (1960), Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835), Norman Smith (1923), and Jonathan Coe (1961).