Jim Corbett

1875 - 1955

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Edward James Corbett (25 July 1875 – 19 April 1955) was a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author who hunted a number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. He held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the Government of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were preying on people in the nearby villages of the Kumaon-Garhwal Regions. He authored Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Corbett has received more than 1,648,412 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jim Corbett is the 2,195th most popular writer (down from 2,047th in 2019), the 224th most popular biography from India (down from 205th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Jim Corbett ranks 2,195 out of 5,794Before him are Sigismund von Herberstein, John Barth, George Whitefield, Olga Rozanova, David Eddings, and Anna Sewell. After him are Luís Fróis, Tomé Pires, Johann Nestroy, Naftali Herz Imber, Guido Guinizelli, and Ahmad Shamlou.

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Among people born in 1875, Jim Corbett ranks 64Before him are Princess Louise of Denmark, Robert Garrett, Birsa Munda, Prince Franz of Bavaria, Gustav Flatow, and Paul Neumann. After him are Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi, Jacques Futrelle, Othenio Abel, Pierre Monteux, Laurence Doherty, and Alfred P. Sloan. Among people deceased in 1955, Jim Corbett ranks 59Before him are Tin Ujević, Archie Hahn, Hubert Cecil Booth, Ivan Šubašić, Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein, and Adolfo de la Huerta. After him are Alfréd Hajós, Cy Young, Antanas Merkys, Erich Brandenberger, Holger Nielsen, and Louis Lachenal.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jim Corbett ranks 224 out of 1,227Before him are K. Kamaraj (1903), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Abhinavagupta (950), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), and Dhyan Chand (1905). After him are Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), and Rishabhanatha (null).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Jim Corbett ranks 37Before him are Bharata Muni (-1000), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908), Subramania Bharati (1882), and Idries Shah (1924). After him are Mir Taqi Mir (1723), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Zeb-un-Nissa (1638), M. Karunanidhi (1924), Kuvempu (1904), and T. H. White (1906).