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 dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. G. Wells has received more than 6,138,066 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). H. G. Wells is the 158th most popular writer (down from 140th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 98th in 2019) and the 17th 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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Among writers, H. G. Wells ranks 158 out of 5,794Before him are Mikhail Bulgakov, Pindar, Novalis, Janusz Korczak, William Faulkner, and Ray Bradbury. After him are Abu Nuwas, Herman Melville, Elias Canetti, Murasaki Shikibu, Du Fu, and Snorri Sturluson.

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Among people born in 1866, H. G. Wells ranks 5Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, and Erik Satie. After him are George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, 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 Jodl, Alfred Rosenberg, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Mikhail Kalinin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 114 out of 6,924Before him are Ridley Scott (1937), Henry VI of England (1421), Elton John (1947), Alan Rickman (1946), Edward VII (1841), and J. J. Thomson (1856). After him are Edward Elgar (1857), John Napier (1550), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Charles I of England (1600), Henry Purcell (1659), and Lady Godiva (990).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 17Before him are Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Emily Brontë (1818), Walter Scott (1771), William Blake (1757), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and Aldous Huxley (1894). After him are Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Roald Dahl (1916), C. S. Lewis (1898), and Mary Wollstonecraft (1759).