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Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

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Robert Louis Stevenson (born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson; 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health. As a young man, he mixed in London literary circles, receiving encouragement from Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Leslie Stephen and W. E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Louis Stevenson has received more than 5,689,651 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Robert Louis Stevenson is the 127th most popular writer (down from 125th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 85th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Writer.

Robert Louis Stevenson is most famous for his novel, Treasure Island.

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  • 95

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  • 4.77

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Among writers, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 127 out of 5,755Before him are Paul Verlaine, Alexandre Dumas fils, Matsuo Bashō, Jean Cocteau, Apuleius, and H. P. Lovecraft. After him are Haruki Murakami, Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, Carlo Collodi, and Günter Grass.

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Among people born in 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 2Before him is Jack the Ripper. After him are Guy de Maupassant, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Edward Smith, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Eduard Bernstein, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, and Pierre Loti. Among people deceased in 1894, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 3Before him are Alexander III of Russia and Heinrich Hertz. After him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Adolphe Sax, Anton Rubinstein, Lajos Kossuth, Gustave Caillebotte, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, and Pafnuty Chebyshev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 90 out of 7,765Before him are Elton John (1947), Edward Heath (1916), Edward I of England (1239), Edward V of England (1470), Alan Rickman (1946), and Roger Bacon (1220). After him are Walter Scott (1771), Guy Fawkes (1570), Robert Owen (1771), Edward VIII (1894), Jane Seymour (1508), and George V (1865).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 11Before him are Jane Austen (1775), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), Daniel Defoe (1660), Virginia Woolf (1882), Lewis Carroll (1832), and Mary Shelley (1797). After him are Walter Scott (1771), Charlotte Brontë (1816), William Blake (1757), H. G. Wells (1866), Aldous Huxley (1894), and Emily Brontë (1818).