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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 10,634,791 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. L. Ron Hubbard is the 721st most popular writer (down from 635th in 2019), the 821st most popular biography from United States (down from 673rd in 2019) and the 84th most popular American Writer.

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

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  • 11M

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  • 63.51

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 721 out of 5,755Before him are Alexander Blok, Louise Hay, Bruno Schulz, David Irving, Claudian, and Aratus. After him are Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, Phillis Wheatley, Mahmoud Darwish, Kang Youwei, and Tatian.

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Among people born in 1911, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 31Before him are Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, Max Frisch, and Samuel Reshevsky. After him are Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, Jean Harlow, and Sergey Sokolov. Among people deceased in 1986, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 32Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, James Rainwater, Chiune Sugihara, Jaroslav Seifert, Minoru Yamasaki, and Georges Dumézil. After him are Leonid Kantorovich, Samora Machel, Stanley Rous, Lê Duẩn, James Cagney, and Robert S. Mulliken.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 821 out of 18,182Before him are Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Lionel Richie (1949), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Dorothea Lange (1895), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), and Michael Mann (1943). After him are George F. Kennan (1904), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ginger Rogers (1911), Kris Jenner (1955), Michael Cimino (1939), and Oliver E. Williamson (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, L. Ron Hubbard ranks 84Before him are Ursula K. Le Guin (1929), Neal Cassady (1926), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Dos Passos (1896), Joseph Campbell (1904), and Louise Hay (1926). After him are Raymond Carver (1938), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Solomon Northup (1808), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Dalton Trumbo (1905), and Stephen Covey (1932).