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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 2,967,714 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Durrell is the 764th most popular writer (up from 1,057th in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from India (up from 112th in 2019) and the 16th 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 764 out of 5,755Before him are Douglas Adams, Miep Gies, Dalton Trumbo, Multatuli, Jens Peter Jacobsen, and Sayat-Nova. After him are Colleen McCullough, Yanka Kupala, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen Covey, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Marie de France.

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Among people born in 1912, Lawrence Durrell ranks 41Before him are Otto Ernst Remer, Minoru Yamasaki, Leonid Kantorovich, Juan Pujol García, Karl Malden, and Glenn T. Seaborg. After him are Sonja Henie, Otto Kretschmer, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, Georg Solti, and Princess Deokhye. Among people deceased in 1990, Lawrence Durrell ranks 24Before him are Lê Đức Thọ, Keith Haring, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Miguel Muñoz, Robert Hofstadter, and Boris Shcherbina. After him are Ilya Frank, Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, Jacques Demy, Bruno Bettelheim, and Sergio Corbucci.

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In India

Among people born in India, Lawrence Durrell ranks 100 out of 1,493Before him are Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Varāhamihira (505), Ramanuja (1017), Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835). After him are Maudgalyayana (-568), Bindusara (-320), Radha (null), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Pete Best (1941), and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Lawrence Durrell ranks 16Before him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), Vātsyāyana (300), Tukaram (1608), and Sarojini Naidu (1879). After him are Basava (1134), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Namdev (1270), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and Bharata Muni (-1000).