H. Rider Haggard

1856 - 1925

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (; 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure fiction romances set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He was also involved in land reform throughout the British Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. Rider Haggard has received more than 991,980 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). H. Rider Haggard is the 979th most popular writer (down from 868th in 2019), the 756th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 707th in 2019) and the 88th most popular British Writer.

H. Rider Haggard is most famous for his adventure novels, including King Solomon's Mines, She, and Allan Quatermain.

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  • 4.22

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Notable Works

She and Allan
Nada the Lily
Zululand (South Africa)
King Solomon's mines
Fair Margaret
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Among writers, H. Rider Haggard ranks 979 out of 7,302Before him are Kurt Eisner, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Tannhäuser, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Donna Leon, and Bar Hebraeus. After him are James Hadley Chase, Khachatur Abovian, Will Durant, David Grossman, Aristarchus of Samothrace, and Prudentius.

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Among people born in 1856, H. Rider Haggard ranks 26Before him are Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen, Andrey Markov, Frank B. Kellogg, L. Frank Baum, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, and John Singer Sargent. After him are Jean Moréas, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Mikhail Vrubel, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Stepa Stepanović, and Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi. Among people deceased in 1925, H. Rider Haggard ranks 34Before him are Aleksey Kuropatkin, Karl Abraham, Oliver Heaviside, Fritz Haarmann, Percy Fawcett, and John Singer Sargent. After him are Pierre Louÿs, Clément Ader, Johann Palisa, Max Linder, Lovis Corinth, and Christian Krohg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, H. Rider Haggard ranks 756 out of 8,785Before him are Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Banksy (1970), and William Holman Hunt (1827). After him are James Hadley Chase (1906), James Lovelock (1919), Amy Winehouse (1983), Bernard Hill (1944), Margaret of York (1446), and John Fowles (1926).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, H. Rider Haggard ranks 88Before him are Ben Jonson (1572), Bruce Chatwin (1940), James May (1963), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Patrick White (1912), and Percy Fawcett (1867). After him are James Hadley Chase (1906), John Fowles (1926), Samuel Richardson (1689), Henry Fielding (1707), Thomas De Quincey (1785), and P. D. James (1920).