James Hilton

1900 - 1954

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James Hilton (9 September 1900 – 20 December 1954) was an English novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Hilton has received more than 25,013 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). James Hilton is the 1,556th most popular writer (up from 1,700th in 2019), the 1,218th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,273rd in 2019) and the 140th most popular British Writer.

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  • 25k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, James Hilton ranks 1,556 out of 5,794Before him are Marion Zimmer Bradley, Saki, Håkan Nesser, Albert Cohen, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, and Georges Feydeau. After him are Herbjørg Wassmo, Alexander Kielland, Boris Pahor, Martin Opitz, Rodulfus Glaber, and Georges Rodenbach.

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Among people born in 1900, James Hilton ranks 74Before him are Alfred Newman, Helen Hayes, William Heinesen, Mária Telkes, Camille Chamoun, and Robert Desnos. After him are Filipp Golikov, Wilhelm Rediess, James Bond, Oskar Fischinger, Ernst Neufert, and Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás. Among people deceased in 1954, James Hilton ranks 38Before him are Archduke Eugen of Austria, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Sadriddin Ayni, Stig Dagerman, Oscar Straus, and Viktor Abakumov. After him are Clemens Krauss, Lionel Barrymore, Princess Margaret of Prussia, Edwin Howard Armstrong, Yehuda Ashlag, and Theodor Kaluza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hilton ranks 1,218 out of 6,924Before him are Leopold Stokowski (1882), Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813), Henry Gray (1827), Victoria Beckham (1974), Vinnie Jones (1965), and Jack Bruce (1943). After him are Alexander McQueen (1969), Robert Clive (1725), Samuel Wallis (1728), David Hartley (1705), William McDougall (1871), and Adrian Smith (1957).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Hilton ranks 140Before him are Vita Sackville-West (1892), Samuel Pepys (1633), Seamus Heaney (1939), John Webster (1578), Walafrid Strabo (808), and Edward Lear (1812). After him are Michael Moorcock (1939), John Gay (1685), Robert Southey (1774), Neil Gaiman (1960), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), and Brian Aldiss (1925).