P. G. Wodehouse

1881 - 1975

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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, ( WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English author 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 2,439,602 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). P. G. Wodehouse is the 1,133rd most popular writer (down from 1,085th in 2019), the 882nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 798th in 2019) and the 110th most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 45

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Among writers, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 1,133 out of 5,794Before him are Léon Bloy, Harry Harrison, Shoko Asahara, Thomas De Quincey, Laura Marx, and Henri Michaux. After him are Allan Pinkerton, Rosalía de Castro, Adalberon, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Nikolay Nekrasov, and Michel Butor.

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Among people born in 1881, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 49Before him are Carlo Carrà, Emil Ludwig, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Ludwig Binswanger, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Ernst Gräfenberg. After him are William Boeing, Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, Vincenzo Peruggia, Cecil B. DeMille, and Artur Phleps. Among people deceased in 1975, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 43Before him are Ernst Hanfstaengl, Vicente Feola, József Mindszenty, Latife Uşşaki, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and Edward Tatum. After him are François Tombalbaye, Dong Biwu, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Avery Brundage, and Thornton Wilder.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 882 out of 6,924Before him are John Dryden (1631), Frederic Leighton (1830), Thomas De Quincey (1785), Orlando Bloom (1977), Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982). After him are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), Archer Martin (1910), and Peter D. Mitchell (1920).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 110Before him are Arthur Hailey (1920), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), John Dryden (1631), and Thomas De Quincey (1785). After him are Allan Pinkerton (1819), Robert Browning (1812), Ruth Rendell (1930), Samuel Butler (1612), Hugh Lofting (1886), and John Berger (1926).