Hugh Walpole

1884 - 1941

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Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Walpole has received more than 268,226 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Hugh Walpole is the 4,682nd most popular writer (down from 4,280th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 54th in 2019) and the 6th most popular New Zealander Writer.

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Among writers, Hugh Walpole ranks 4,682 out of 5,794Before him are Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, Harold Russell, Jean Amrouche, Yordan Radichkov, Kate Atkinson, and Lorraine Hansberry. After him are Joe Eszterhas, Patrik Ouředník, Peter Gould, Thomas Hood, James Thomson, and Tim Powers.

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Among people born in 1884, Hugh Walpole ranks 162Before him are Sergey Gorodetsky, Margit Slachta, Max Taut, André Auffray, Earl Derr Biggers, and Frederick Grace. After him are George Goulding, Harald Hansen, Yrjö Saarela, Alma Gluck, Ernest Payne, and Carl Osburn. Among people deceased in 1941, Hugh Walpole ranks 141Before him are Miina Härma, Matt McGrath, Verner Järvinen, Juan Corzo, DeLisle Stewart, and Friedrich Engel. After him are Eduardo Schaerer, Anton Reichenow, Lucien Mérignac, Simon Guggenheim, Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, and Hamilton Harty.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Hugh Walpole ranks 56 out of 206Before him are Jonah Lomu (1975), Lee Tamahori (1950), Raymond Firth (1901), Fran Walsh (1959), John Nicholson (1941), and Margaret Mahy (1936). After him are Yvette Williams (1929), John Key (1961), Rupert Julian (1879), Geoff Murphy (1938), Bill English (1961), and Te Atairangikaahu (1931).

Among WRITERS In New Zealand

Among writers born in New Zealand, Hugh Walpole ranks 6Before him are Katherine Mansfield (1888), Ngaio Marsh (1895), Richard Curtis (1956), Janet Frame (1924), and Margaret Mahy (1936). After him are Keri Hulme (1947), Philippa Boyens (2000), and Hamish Bond (1986).