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, whilst 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 762,574 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jerome K. Jerome is the 632nd most popular writer (up from 663rd in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 495th in 2019) and the 63rd 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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Among writers, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 632 out of 5,794Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth, Kumārajīva, Ulrich von Hutten, Rudaki, Thomas Harris, and Verner von Heidenstam. After him are Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Eugène Sue, L. Ron Hubbard, Raymond Queneau, Ausonius, and Vātsyāyana.

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Among people born in 1859, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 19Before him are Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Alexandre Millerand, and Verner von Heidenstam. After him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Pierre Janet, Hugo Junkers, Bertha Pappenheim, Alexander Samsonov, and Venustiano Carranza. Among people deceased in 1927, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 10Before him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Willem Einthoven, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, and Albrecht Kossel. After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Hugo Ball, Andranik, Georg Brandes, Kang Youwei, and Edward B. Titchener.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 496 out of 6,924Before him are G. E. Moore (1873), Offa of Mercia (800), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), James Bradley (1693), William Shockley (1910), and Arthur Balfour (1848). After him are Nicholas Winton (1909), Banksy (1970), Benjamin Graham (1894), Eadwig (940), Kate Bush (1958), and Eadred (923).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 63Before him are Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090). After him are Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Bunyan (1628), and Edmund Spenser (1552).