John Fowles

1926 - 2005

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John Robert Fowles (; 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international renown, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work was influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others. After leaving Oxford University, Fowles taught English at a school on the Greek island of Spetses, a sojourn that inspired The Magus, an instant best-seller that was directly in tune with 1960s "hippy" anarchism and experimental philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fowles has received more than 503,809 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). John Fowles is the 811th most popular writer (down from 770th in 2019), the 635th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 581st in 2019) and the 86th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, John Fowles ranks 811 out of 5,794. Before him are Kang Youwei, David Irving, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Heinrich Kramer, Tao Yuanming, and Frank Wedekind. After him are Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Madame de La Fayette, Anne Rice, Milorad Pavić, Peter Weiss, and Arrigo Boito.

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Among people born in 1926, John Fowles ranks 48Before him are George Martin, Donald A. Glaser, Murray Rothbard, Ingrid Thulin, Margot Frank, and Maria Schell. After him are Valdas Adamkus, Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, and Richard Matheson. Among people deceased in 2005, John Fowles ranks 33Before him are Max Schmeling, Pat Morita, Joseph Rotblat, Maria Schell, Lucien Laurent, and Moustapha Akkad. After him are Milton Obote, Birgit Nilsson, Ibrahim Ferrer, George F. Kennan, Brother Roger, and Aslan Maskhadov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 635 out of 6,924. Before him are Wilkie Collins (1824), Henry the Young King (1155), David Irving (1938), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Martin Ryle (1918), and John Buchan (1875). After him are Bruce Dickinson (1958), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Robert Robinson (1886), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Fowles ranks 86Before him are H. Rider Haggard (1856), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), Edgar Wallace (1875), Wilkie Collins (1824), and David Irving (1938). After him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), Ernest Thompson Seton (1860), Patrick White (1912), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), and W. H. Auden (1907).