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P. G. Wodehouse

1881 - 1975

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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, ( WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English writer and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. His creations include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls. Born in Guildford, the third son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. G. Wodehouse has received more than 3,124,119 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). P. G. Wodehouse is the 1,296th most popular writer (down from 1,258th in 2019), the 973rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,014th in 2019) and the 118th most popular British Writer.

P. G. Wodehouse is most famous for his comedic writing and his creation of Jeeves and Wooster.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Something fresh
The Code of the Woosters
The Intrusion of Jimmy
Right Ho, Jeeves
Psmith in the City
Psmith, Journalist

Page views of P. G. Wodehouses by language

Over the past year P. G. Wodehouse has had the most page views in the with 349,220 views, followed by Russian (31,558), and German (22,676). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (69.10%), Tatar (66.07%), and Latvian (64.78%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 1,296 out of 7,302Before him are Poul Anderson, Alma Reville, Victor Serge, Jakob Wassermann, Alexander Radishchev, and Matthew Lewis. After him are Javier Marías, A. E. van Vogt, John Tzetzes, Neil Gaiman, Aelius Aristides, and Danielle Steel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1881, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 52Before him are William Boeing, Giovanni Papini, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Franz Gürtner, Victor Klemperer, and Hugo Meisl. After him are Paul Cornu, Eugène Schueller, L. E. J. Brouwer, Vincenzo Lancia, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, and Vincenzo Peruggia. Among people deceased in 1975, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 44Before him are Vicente Feola, Susan Hayward, Ernst Hanfstaengl, François Tombalbaye, Bernard Herrmann, and Joseph Bech. After him are Carlo Levi, Thornton Wilder, Rex Stout, Al Lettieri, Guy Mollet, and Faisal bin Musaid Al Saud.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 973 out of 8,785Before him are Ida Noddack (1896), Alma Reville (1899), John Boyd Orr (1880), James Jeans (1877), Matthew Lewis (1775), and Victoria Beckham (1974). After him are PJ Harvey (1969), Keith Moon (1946), Slash (1965), Denholm Elliott (1922), Lewis Hamilton (1985), and William Huggins (1824).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 118Before him are Samuel Pepys (1633), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Thomas Chatterton (1752), Alma Reville (1899), and Matthew Lewis (1775). After him are Neil Gaiman (1960), Lee Child (1954), Allan Pinkerton (1819), James Murray (1837), Robert Browning (1812), and Jane Hawking (1944).