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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 8,622,494 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). H. G. Wells is the 140th most popular writer (up from 158th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 113th in 2019) and the 15th 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 140 out of 5,755Before him are Charles Baudelaire, Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Brontë, Catullus, Tove Jansson, and William Blake. After him are Kālidāsa, Mikhail Bulgakov, Aldous Huxley, Guillaume Apollinaire, Emily Brontë, and Murasaki Shikibu.

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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 Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Beatrix Potter, Aby Warburg, and Giovanni Agnelli. Among people deceased in 1946, H. G. Wells ranks 5Before him are John Maynard Keynes, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Wilhelm Keitel. After him are Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, John Logie Baird, Hans Frank, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Ion Antonescu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 109 out of 7,765Before him are Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Edward VII (1841), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), and William Blake (1757). After him are Elizabeth of York (1466), Aldous Huxley (1894), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Emily Brontë (1818), and Charles I of England (1600).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, H. G. Wells ranks 15Before him are Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Walter Scott (1771), Charlotte Brontë (1816), and William Blake (1757). After him are Aldous Huxley (1894), Emily Brontë (1818), Ian Fleming (1908), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), and Terry Pratchett (1948).