Hugh Lofting

1886 - 1947

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Hugh John Lofting (14 January 1886 – 26 September 1947) was an English author trained as a civil engineer, who created the classic children's literature character of Doctor Dolittle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Lofting has received more than 272,631 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Hugh Lofting is the 1,210th most popular writer (up from 1,857th in 2019), the 951st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,394th in 2019) and the 115th most popular British Writer.

Hugh Lofting is most famous for his book series, The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

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  • 2.18

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Among writers, Hugh Lofting ranks 1,210 out of 5,794Before him are Ján Kollár, Vladimir Korolenko, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Rigas Feraios, Robert Bloch, and Comtessa de Dia. After him are John Berger, Marcus Tullius Tiro, Arnold van Gennep, Giovanni Papini, James Anderson, and Matthias Flacius.

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Among people born in 1886, Hugh Lofting ranks 52Before him are Giovanni Battista Caproni, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Raoul Hausmann, Vittorio Pozzo, Alain-Fournier, and Dong Biwu. After him are Karl Korsch, Jisaburō Ozawa, Rex Stout, Garegin Nzhdeh, Henry King, and Werner Kempf. Among people deceased in 1947, Hugh Lofting ranks 48Before him are Qazi Muhammad, Hjalmar Siilasvuo, Franz Böhme, Albert Marquet, P. D. Ouspensky, and Reynaldo Hahn. After him are Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Franz Seldte, Heinrich Schwarz, Franz Ritter von Epp, Victor Serge, and Slavko Kvaternik.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Lofting ranks 951 out of 6,924Before him are Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), Michael Smith (1932), Stephen Frears (1941), Mary Kingsley (1862), and Shirley Bassey (1937). After him are John Berger (1926), Naomi Campbell (1970), J. B. S. Haldane (1892), Damon Hill (1960), David Prowse (1935), and Amy Winehouse (1983).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Hugh Lofting ranks 115Before him are Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Robert Browning (1812), Ruth Rendell (1930), and Samuel Butler (1612). After him are John Berger (1926), James Anderson (1680), Winifred Wagner (1897), Lee Child (1954), Aphra Behn (1640), and Alistair MacLean (1922).