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Lobsang Rampa

1910 - 1981

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Lobsang Rampa was the pen name of Cyril Henry Hoskin (8 April 1910 – 25 January 1981), 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 had been born Cyril Henry Hoskin, and was 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 439,492 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Lobsang Rampa is the 1,129th most popular writer (down from 1,094th in 2019), the 904th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 854th in 2019) and the 109th 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 1,129 out of 5,755Before him are Meng Haoran, Joan Fuster, Gaius Asinius Pollio, Assia Djebar, James Bond, and Hrotsvitha. After him are Ken Kesey, Eiji Yoshikawa, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Joachim du Bellay, Rigas Feraios, and Polyaenus.

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Among people born in 1910, Lobsang Rampa ranks 49Before him are Galina Ulanova, Meša Selimović, Edvard Kardelj, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archer Martin, and Eero Saarinen. After him are John Sturges, Shunichi Kumai, Miguel Najdorf, Dorothy Vaughan, Imi Lichtenfeld, and Tjalling Koopmans. Among people deceased in 1981, Lobsang Rampa ranks 40Before him are Zarah Leander, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Harry Harlow, Will Durant, Bill Haley, and Bernard Lee. After him are Leo Kanner, Omar Torrijos, Lotte Lenya, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Duško Popov, and Stefan Wyszyński.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Lobsang Rampa ranks 904 out of 7,765Before him are Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), Keith Moon (1946), Noah Jupe (2005), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), and Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849). After him are Joan Collins (1933), Natasha Richardson (1963), Brian Josephson (1940), Samuel Crompton (1753), H. H. Asquith (1852), and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Lobsang Rampa ranks 109Before him are W. H. Auden (1907), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Patrick White (1912), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Thomas Chatterton (1752), and Elizabeth Gaskell (1810). After him are Dylan Thomas (1914), Arthur Hailey (1920), Thomas De Quincey (1785), John Berger (1926), James Anderson (1680), and P. G. Wodehouse (1881).