H. G. Wells

1866 - 1946

H. G. Wells

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 5,279,936 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 142nd most popular writer.

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  • 97

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  • 5.27

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Among writers, H. G. Wells ranks 140 out of 4,883Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, Catullus, Emily Brontë, Ismail I, H. P. Lovecraft, and Sigrid Undset. After him are Heinrich Böll, Sully Prudhomme, William Faulkner, Haruki Murakami, Georges Simenon, and Novalis.

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Among people born in 1866, H. G. Wells ranks 4Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, and Romain Rolland. After him are Erik Satie, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, 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, Ion Antonescu, John Logie Baird, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Hans Frank.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 98 out of 5,347Before him are George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), George Stephenson (1781), Edward VI of England (1537), William Harvey (1578), Christopher Lee (1922), and Henry VII of England (1457). After him are Ridley Scott (1937), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), and Elton John (1947).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 15Before him are Virginia Woolf (1882), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), William Blake (1757), and Emily Brontë (1818). After him are Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and William Golding (1911).