L. Ron Hubbard

1911 - 1986

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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories who founded the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of L. Ron Hubbard has received more than 8,006,424 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). L. Ron Hubbard is the 635th most popular writer (up from 655th in 2019), the 673rd most popular biography from United States (down from 640th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 635 out of 5,794Before him are Rudaki, Thomas Harris, Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and Eugène Sue. After him are Raymond Queneau, Ausonius, Vātsyāyana, Columella, Jean Froissart, and Hind bint Utbah.

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Among people born in 1911, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 25Before him are Tennessee Williams, Joseph Barbera, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Melvin Calvin, Lê Đức Thọ, and Wilhelm Mohnke. After him are Maurice Allais, Max Frisch, Ginger Rogers, Jules Dassin, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and Louise Bourgeois. Among people deceased in 1986, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 21Before him are Cliff Burton, Frank Herbert, Benny Goodman, Celâl Bayar, Urho Kekkonen, and Albert Szent-Györgyi. After him are Vincente Minnelli, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Erich Koch, Georgia O'Keeffe, Leonid Kantorovich, and Georges Dumézil.

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Among people born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 673 out of 15,968Before him are Margaret Hamilton (1936), Wyatt Earp (1848), Alice Cooper (1948), Hulk Hogan (1953), Thomas Harris (1940), and Harry Belafonte (1927). After him are Jason Robards (1922), Donald Knuth (1938), Fred Trump (1905), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Thorstein Veblen (1857), and Anne Bancroft (1931).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 72Before him are Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), and Thomas Harris (1940). After him are John Irving (1942), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Stephen Covey (1932), William Saroyan (1908), Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), and Ambrose Bierce (1842).