Kingsley Amis

1922 - 1995

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Sir Kingsley William Amis (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, short stories, radio and television scripts, and works of social and literary criticism. He is best known for satirical comedies such as Lucky Jim (1954), One Fat Englishman (1963), Ending Up (1974), Jake's Thing (1978) and The Old Devils (1986). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kingsley Amis has received more than 938,838 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Kingsley Amis is the 2,075th most popular writer (down from 1,986th in 2019), the 1,626th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,540th in 2019) and the 174th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Kingsley Amis ranks 2,075 out of 5,755Before him are Frédéric Ozanam, Sigismund von Herberstein, Tadeusz Borowski, William of Moerbeke, Jacopone da Todi, and Marcellinus Comes. After him are Josef Lada, Stanisław Przybyszewski, Carlos Marighella, Nigidius Figulus, Erinna, and Anastasius Sinaita.

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Among people born in 1922, Kingsley Amis ranks 140Before him are Yuri Knorozov, Charles M. Schulz, Kevin Roche, Howard Zinn, Luis Somoza Debayle, and Tadeusz Borowski. After him are Bernardin Gantin, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, Albert Lamorisse, Eileen Essell, Alexander Zinoviev, and Clair Cameron Patterson. Among people deceased in 1995, Kingsley Amis ranks 87Before him are Mia Martini, Sicco Mansholt, Pancho Gonzales, James Herriot, Abdul Ali Mazari, and Annie Fischer. After him are Arturo Frondizi, J. Presper Eckert, Ida Lupino, Ann Dunham, Leila Mourad, and Clair Cameron Patterson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Kingsley Amis ranks 1,626 out of 7,765Before him are Lennox Lewis (1965), Frederick Marryat (1792), Francis Rossi (1949), David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961), Marjorie Bruce (1297), and Richard Parkes Bonington (1801). After him are Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), Patrick O'Brian (1914), Michael Halliday (1925), Dick Francis (1920), Catherine Ashton (1956), and Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Kingsley Amis ranks 174Before him are Gerald Gardner (1884), James Herriot (1916), Philip Sidney (1554), Richard Adams (1920), Taliesin (518), and Frederick Marryat (1792). After him are Patrick O'Brian (1914), Dick Francis (1920), James Hilton (1900), David Lodge (1935), John Mandeville (1300), and Vera Brittain (1893).