Lawrence Durrell

1912 - 1990

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Lawrence George Durrell (; 27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. He was the eldest brother of naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell. Born in India to British colonial parents, he was sent to England at the age of eleven for his education. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Durrell has received more than 2,779,521 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Lawrence Durrell is the 1,057th most popular writer (up from 1,328th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from India (up from 131st in 2019) and the 19th most popular Indian Writer.

Lawrence Durrell is most famous for his "Alexandria Quartet," a series of four novels set in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Among writers, Lawrence Durrell ranks 1,057 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Merle, John Dickson Carr, Philostratus, Fredric Brown, Timaeus of Locri, and Alfred Thayer Mahan. After him are Joost van den Vondel, James Hadley Chase, Roger Caillois, Max Nordau, Cai Yan, and Nikolai Leskov.

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Among people born in 1912, Lawrence Durrell ranks 55Before him are Taiichi Ohno, Minoru Yamasaki, Elsa Morante, Cornel Wilde, Pedro Armendáriz, and Tibor Sekelj. After him are Pat Nixon, John Payne, George Emil Palade, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Julius Axelrod, and Ertuğrul Osman. Among people deceased in 1990, Lawrence Durrell ranks 38Before him are Sergio Corbucci, Oldřich Nejedlý, Luigi Nono, Bruno Kreisky, Taiichi Ohno, and Yiannis Ritsos. After him are Vasili Kuznetsov, Aaron Copland, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, and Edward A. Murphy Jr..

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In India

Among people born in India, Lawrence Durrell ranks 112 out of 1,227Before him are Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), Savitribai Phule (1831), Maharana Pratap (1540), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Vishvamitra (-2000), and Mahavatar Babaji (1900). After him are Pervez Musharraf (1943), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Radha (null), Varāhamihira (505), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Lawrence Durrell ranks 19Before him are Tukaram (1608), Deepak Chopra (1946), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), and Savitribai Phule (1831). After him are Namdev (1270), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Vidyapati (1352), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918).