Jerome K. Jerome

1859 - 1927

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Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels. Jerome was born in Walsall, England, and, although he was able to attend grammar school, his family suffered from poverty at times, as did he as a young man trying to earn a living in various occupations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerome K. Jerome has received more than 1,005,579 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Jerome K. Jerome is the 818th most popular writer (up from 1,028th in 2019), the 621st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 816th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular British Writer.

Jerome K. Jerome is most famous for his three novels, Three Men in a Boat, Three Men on the Bummel, and Three Men on Wheels.

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Notable Works

Three Men on the Bummel
The passing of the third floor back
Three men in a boat (to say nothing of the dog)
Diary of a Pilgrimage
The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow


Among writers, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 818 out of 7,302Before him are John le Carré, Basava, Odysseas Elytis, Danilo Kiš, Charles Maurras, and Tony Buzan. After him are Edgar Wallace, Ban Gu, Theodor Fontane, Ahmad Khani, Neale Donald Walsch, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

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Among people born in 1859, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 19Before him are Billy the Kid, Sholem Aleichem, Verner von Heidenstam, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston. After him are Pierre Janet, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Hugo Junkers, Alexander Samsonov, Anna Ancher, and Venustiano Carranza. Among people deceased in 1927, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 15Before him are Gaston Leroux, Andranik, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Kang Youwei, Hugo Ball, and Georg Brandes. After him are Giuseppe Moscati, Yusef of Morocco, Paul Sérusier, Armand Guillaumin, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, and Edward B. Titchener.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 621 out of 8,785Before him are Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), John le Carré (1931), Bryan Ferry (1945), Eduard Suess (1831), Tony Buzan (1942), and Tilda Swinton (1960). After him are Edgar Wallace (1875), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Chris Norman (1950), Thomas Savery (1650), John Newlands (1837), and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 73Before him are Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Eleanor Marx (1855), Thomas Hardy (1840), John le Carré (1931), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are Edgar Wallace (1875), John Bunyan (1628), Julian Barnes (1946), W. H. Auden (1907), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and Wilkie Collins (1824).