Lobsang Rampa

1910 - 1981

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Lobsang Rampa is the pen name of an author who wrote books with paranormal and occult themes. His best known work is The Third Eye, published in Britain in 1956. Following the publication of the book, newspapers reported that Rampa was Cyril Henry Hoskin (8 April 1910 – 25 January 1981), a plumber from Plympton in Devon who claimed that his body hosted the spirit of a Tibetan lama going by the name of Tuesday Lobsang Rampa, who is purported to have authored the books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lobsang Rampa has received more than 398,638 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Lobsang Rampa is the 1,094th most popular writer (up from 1,166th in 2019), the 854th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 876th in 2019) and the 106th most popular British Writer.

Lobsang Rampa is most famous for being the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, but it is also a sacred place for Tibetan Buddhists.

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Among writers, Lobsang Rampa ranks 1,094 out of 5,794Before him are Sergey Mikhalkov, Edogawa Ranpo, Shammai, Valerie Solanas, B. H. Liddell Hart, and Aron Nimzowitsch. After him are Dylan Thomas, Christine Nöstlinger, Virginia Henderson, Robert Sheckley, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and Marshall Rosenberg.

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Among people born in 1910, Lobsang Rampa ranks 48Before him are Erich Kempka, Edvard Kardelj, Luise Rainer, Jean-Louis Barrault, J. Allen Hynek, and António de Spínola. After him are Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Ne Win, Edda Mussolini, Archer Martin, John Sturges, and Miguel Najdorf. Among people deceased in 1981, Lobsang Rampa ranks 39Before him are Max Delbrück, Miroslav Krleža, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Will Durant, Omar Torrijos, and Leo Kanner. After him are Bill Shankly, Bernard Lee, Karl Richter, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Mike Hailwood, and Lotte Lenya.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lobsang Rampa ranks 854 out of 6,924Before him are Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), Michael York (1942), Robert Peel (1788), Petula Clark (1932), John Hawkins (1532), and Peter Mansfield (1933). After him are John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Dylan Thomas (1914), Philippa of England (1394), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Colin Maclaurin (1698), and Edward Whymper (1840).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Lobsang Rampa ranks 106Before him are Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), James Hadley Chase (1906), Arthur Hailey (1920), and Elizabeth Gaskell (1810). After him are Dylan Thomas (1914), John Dryden (1631), Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), and Robert Browning (1812).