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Henry Lawson

1867 - 1922

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Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922) was an Australian writer and bush poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer".A vocal nationalist and republican, Lawson regularly contributed to The Bulletin, and many of his works helped popularise the Australian vernacular in fiction. He wrote prolifically into the 1890s, after which his output declined, in part due to struggles with alcoholism and mental illness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Lawson has received more than 581,247 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Henry Lawson is the 5,630th most popular writer (down from 4,866th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from Australia (down from 237th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Australian Writer.

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Among writers, Henry Lawson ranks 5,630 out of 5,755Before him are Alyson Noël, Alain LeRoy Locke, Booth Tarkington, David Halberstam, Kristina Brenk, and Ahmad NikTalab. After him are Paulina Chiziane, Ravindra Prabhat, Madeline Miller, Marina Lewycka, Geraldo Rivera, and Leszek Engelking.

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Among people born in 1867, Henry Lawson ranks 132Before him are René Boylesve, Victor Thibault, William Lashly, George William Russell, Lillian Wald, and Ernest Dowson. After him are Anders Peter Nielsen, Edith Hamilton, A. E. Douglass, Wilberforce Eaves, Flora Finch, and Arthur Streeton. Among people deceased in 1922, Henry Lawson ranks 118Before him are John Munro Longyear, Cathal Brugha, Pál Simon, Lyman Abbott, Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, and Liberato Marcial Rojas. After him are Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet, Tullio Bozza, Erskine Childers, Lillian Russell, and John Butler Yeats.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Henry Lawson ranks 284 out of 925Before him are Dustin Clare (1982), Danny Clark (1951), Andrew Lesnie (1956), Zeljko Kalac (1972), Barry Otto (1941), and Viva Bianca (1983). After him are Cody Fern (1988), Ben Chifley (1885), Harry Cobby (1894), Lionel Cox (1930), Esna Boyd (1899), and Kim So-hyun (1999).

Among WRITERS In Australia

Among writers born in Australia, Henry Lawson ranks 18Before him are Gregory David Roberts (1952), Peter Carey (1943), Greg Egan (1961), Trudi Canavan (1969), Markus Zusak (1975), and Patricia Wrightson (1921). After him are Robert Hughes (1938), Banjo Paterson (1864), Kate Morton (1976), Richard Flanagan (1961), Les Murray (1938), and David Malouf (1934).