H. P. Lovecraft

1890 - 1937

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (US: ; August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer of weird, science, fantasy, and horror fiction. Lovecraft is best known for his creation of the Cthulhu Mythos.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft spent most of his life in New England. After his father's institutionalization in 1893, he lived affluently until his family's wealth dissipated after the death of his grandfather. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. P. Lovecraft has received more than 12,830,277 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). H. P. Lovecraft is the 147th most popular writer (down from 138th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from United States (down from 101st in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among writers, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 147 out of 5,794Before him are Tove Jansson, Aldous Huxley, Haruki Murakami, Catullus, J. D. Salinger, and John Steinbeck. After him are Pliny the Younger, Ferdowsi, Lou Andreas-Salomé, André Breton, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Pindar.

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Among people born in 1890, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 9Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Egon Schiele, Friedrich Paulus, Boris Pasternak, and Vyacheslav Molotov. After him are Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, Kurt Lewin, Fritz Lang, Stan Laurel, and Colonel Sanders. Among people deceased in 1937, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 8Before him are Pierre de Coubertin, Maurice Ravel, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, John D. Rockefeller, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, George Gershwin, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and Mikhail Tukhachevsky.

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Among people born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 125 out of 15,968Before him are Sharon Tate (1943), J. D. Salinger (1919), Grace Hopper (1906), Richard Feynman (1918), John Steinbeck (1902), and Carl Rogers (1902). After him are Steven Seagal (1952), Steve McQueen (1930), William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Robert Redford (1936), and Henry Fonda (1905).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 12Before him are Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), Henry David Thoreau (1817), J. D. Salinger (1919), and John Steinbeck (1902). After him are William Faulkner (1897), Ray Bradbury (1920), Herman Melville (1819), Dale Carnegie (1888), Coen brothers (null), and Pearl S. Buck (1892).