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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 3,065,890 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). P. G. Wodehouse is the 1,265th most popular writer (down from 1,133rd in 2019), the 1,015th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 882nd in 2019) and the 115th 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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Among writers, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 1,265 out of 5,755Before him are Antoine de Montchrestien, Hugo Gernsback, Odo of Cluny, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Lu Yu, and Aleksandr Kuprin. After him are Mahadevi Varma, Charles Péguy, Rasul Gamzatov, Mario Benedetti, Michel Butor, and Winifred Wagner.

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Among people born in 1881, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 53Before him are Ludwig Binswanger, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sveinn Björnsson, Cecil B. DeMille, Victor Klemperer, and Giovanni Papini. After him are Paul Cornu, Vincenzo Lancia, Mikhail Larionov, L. E. J. Brouwer, Franz Gürtner, and Ulrich von Hassell. Among people deceased in 1975, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 47Before him are François Tombalbaye, Rex Stout, Bernard Herrmann, Carlo Levi, Vicente Feola, and George Stevens. After him are Elijah Muhammad, Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Edward Tatum, Thornton Wilder, and Ivan Maisky.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 1,015 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Hardy (1925), Cozy Powell (1947), Mary Somerville (1780), Paddy Roy Bates (1921), Van Morrison (1945), and Princess Marie of Orléans (1865). After him are Winifred Wagner (1897), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Helen McCrory (1968), Peter Shilton (1949), Gary Brooker (1945), and John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, P. G. Wodehouse ranks 115Before him are Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), Arthur Hailey (1920), Thomas De Quincey (1785), John Berger (1926), and James Anderson (1680). After him are Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Butler (1612), Neil Gaiman (1960), John Dryden (1631), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), and Colin Dexter (1930).