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 835,367 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Jerome K. Jerome is the 1,036th most popular writer (down from 632nd in 2019), the 816th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 496th in 2019) and the 100th most popular 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 1,036 out of 5,755Before him are Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Ernst Toller, Ľudovít Štúr, Egill Skallagrímsson, Shoko Asahara, and Bāṇabhaṭṭa. After him are Marcus Minucius Felix, John Malalas, Will Durant, Corinna, Robert Merle, and Al-Mutanabbi.

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Among people born in 1859, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 23Before him are George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Verner von Heidenstam, Hugo Junkers, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Pierre Janet, and Alexander Samsonov. After him are Venustiano Carranza, Francisco Ferrer, Bertha Pappenheim, Anna Ancher, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, and Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant. Among people deceased in 1927, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 18Before him are Hugo Ball, Kang Youwei, Edward B. Titchener, Georg Brandes, Giuseppe Moscati, and Gösta Mittag-Leffler. After him are Paul Sérusier, Adolph Joffe, Armand Guillaumin, Vladimir Bekhterev, Eugène Atget, and Yusef of Morocco.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 816 out of 7,765Before him are William Bateson (1861), George Porter (1920), James Hadley Chase (1906), Peter Benenson (1921), Brian Epstein (1934), and Louise of Great Britain (1724). After him are Rex Harrison (1908), Leonora Carrington (1917), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), Mary Kingsley (1862), Denis Thatcher (1915), and Paul Grice (1913).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Jerome K. Jerome ranks 100Before him are E. M. Forster (1879), Henry Fielding (1707), John William Polidori (1795), Bernard Cornwell (1944), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), and James Hadley Chase (1906). After him are Edmund Spenser (1552), Robert Graves (1895), W. H. Auden (1907), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Patrick White (1912), and Allan Pinkerton (1819).