H. P. Lovecraft

1890 - 1937

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (US: , UK: ; August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer of weird, science, fantasy, and horror fiction. He is best known for his creation of the Cthulhu Mythos. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life in New England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. P. Lovecraft has received more than 17,132,933 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). H. P. Lovecraft is the 38th most popular writer (up from 126th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from United States (up from 97th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Writer.

H.P. Lovecraft is most famous for his horror fiction, with works such as "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Colour Out of Space," and "The Dunwich Horror."

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Notable Works

The dream-quest of unknown Kadath
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Dunwich Horror
Supernatural horror in literature
Horror tales
At the Mountains of Madness


Among writers, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 38 out of 7,302Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Alexandre Dumas, Anne Frank, Selma Lagerlöf, Alexander Pushkin, and Friedrich Schiller. After him are Charles Dickens, Hermann Hesse, Charles Baudelaire, Émile Zola, Stendhal, and Euripides.

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Among people born in 1890, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 3Before him are Charles de Gaulle, and Agatha Christie. After him are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ho Chi Minh, Friedrich Paulus, Vyacheslav Molotov, Boris Pasternak, Egon Schiele, Karel Čapek, Alfred Jodl, and Fritz Lang. Among people deceased in 1937, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 1After him are Ernest Rutherford, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, Pierre de Coubertin, Antonio Gramsci, John D. Rockefeller, Maurice Ravel, Erich Ludendorff, Amelia Earhart, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

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Among people born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 38 out of 20,380Before him are Ronald Reagan (1911), Pocahontas (1595), George Washington (1732), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Walt Disney (1901), and Lee Harvey Oswald (1939). After him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), Janis Joplin (1943), Harry S. Truman (1884), and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 3Before him are Edgar Allan Poe (1809), and Ernest Hemingway (1899). After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Mark Twain (1835), Robert Frost (1874), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Jack London (1876), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Dr. Seuss (1904), and William Faulkner (1897).