L. Ron Hubbard

1911 - 1986

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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author and the founder of Scientology. A prolific writer of pulp science fiction and fantasy novels in his early career, in 1950 he authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established organizations to promote and practice Dianetics techniques. Hubbard created Scientology in 1952 after losing the intellectual rights to his literature on Dianetics in bankruptcy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. Ron Hubbard has received more than 10,905,056 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). L. Ron Hubbard is the 913th most popular writer (down from 715th in 2019), the 1,010th most popular biography from United States (down from 821st in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Writer.

L. Ron Hubbard is most famous for being the founder of the Church of Scientology.

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  • 44

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  • 4.55

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Notable Works

Scientology, Dianetics
Alternative medicine, Dianetics, Dianética
Battlefield Earth
Self analysis
Dianetics, Dianetique, Auto-evaluation


Among writers, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 913 out of 7,302Before him are Stefan George, Branislav Nušić, Abraham Abulafia, Gnaeus Naevius, N. F. S. Grundtvig, and Achim von Arnim. After him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Anna Seghers, Walter Lippmann, Božena Němcová, and Thomas Wolfe.

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Among people born in 1911, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 45Before him are Trygve Haavelmo, Ernesto Sabato, John Archibald Wheeler, Herta Oberheuser, Louise Bourgeois, and Richard Baer. After him are Bruno Kreisky, Sergey Sokolov, Gustav Wagner, Cantinflas, J. L. Austin, and Vincent Price. Among people deceased in 1986, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 35Before him are Stanley Rous, Leonid Kantorovich, Georges Dumézil, Chiune Sugihara, Benny Goodman, and Lê Duẩn. After him are Otto Preminger, Minoru Yamasaki, Dean Reed, Coluche, James Cagney, and Ye Jianying.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 1,010 out of 20,380Before him are John Franklin Enders (1897), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Louise Fletcher (1934), Mae West (1893), Nettie Stevens (1861), and Meat Loaf (1947). After him are Phil Spector (1939), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Ed Wood (1924), Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), and Kevin Kline (1947).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 97Before him are Joseph Campbell (1904), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Daniel Goleman (1946), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Sherwood Anderson (1876). After him are Walter Lippmann (1889), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), and Nellie Bly (1864).