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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. 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. 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 14,611,447 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). H. P. Lovecraft is the 126th most popular writer (up from 147th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from United States (up from 125th in 2019) and the 10th 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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  • 82

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  • 4.49

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Among writers, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 126 out of 5,755Before him are Henry David Thoreau, Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, Jean Cocteau, and Apuleius. After him are Robert Louis Stevenson, Haruki Murakami, Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, and Carlo Collodi.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 97 out of 18,182Before him are Harrison Ford (1942), Joan Baez (1941), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Ted Bundy (1946), Stan Lee (1922), and William James (1842). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Meryl Streep (1949), Jim Morrison (1943), Richard Feynman (1918), Michael Douglas (1944), and Edwin Hubble (1889).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, H. P. Lovecraft ranks 10Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jack London (1876), Robert Frost (1874), Toni Morrison (1931), Stephen King (1947), and Henry David Thoreau (1817). After him are Dr. Seuss (1904), William Faulkner (1897), Frank Herbert (1920), J. D. Salinger (1919), Dale Carnegie (1888), and John Steinbeck (1902).