H. G. Wells

1866 - 1946

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Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography, and autobiography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. G. Wells has received more than 9,062,474 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). H. G. Wells is the 167th most popular writer (down from 140th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 109th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Writer.

H. G. Wells is most famous for his science fiction novels, which were published in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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  • 108

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  • 6.92

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  • 5.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Time Machine
The History of Mr. Polly
Island of Doctor Moreau
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The invisible man


Among writers, H. G. Wells ranks 167 out of 7,302Before him are Lucian, Heinrich Böll, Menander, Cyrano de Bergerac, Nicolas Flamel, and Ivan Turgenev. After him are Pindar, Yasunari Kawabata, Orhan Pamuk, Karel Čapek, Pliny the Younger, and François-René de Chateaubriand.

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Among people born in 1866, H. G. Wells ranks 6Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, George Gurdjieff, and Erik Satie. After him are Antoine Meillet, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Agnelli, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1946, H. G. Wells ranks 5Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Hermann Göring, Wilhelm Keitel, and Joachim von Ribbentrop. After him are Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 111 out of 8,785Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George V (1865), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), Terry Pratchett (1948), and Ian McKellen (1939). After him are Maggie Smith (1934), Ada Lovelace (1815), Blackbeard (1680), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Edward VIII (1894), and Ringo Starr (1940).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 16Before him are Charlotte Brontë (1816), Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), and Terry Pratchett (1948). After him are Aldous Huxley (1894), Roald Dahl (1916), William Blake (1757), Anna Wintour (1949), J. K. Rowling (1965), and John Milton (1608).