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, poet and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, 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. Henley, the last of whom may have provided the model for Long John Silver in Treasure Island. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Louis Stevenson has received more than 4,124,725 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Robert Louis Stevenson is the 125th most popular writer, the 86th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 79th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 125 out of 5,794. Before him are Henry David Thoreau, Jean de La Fontaine, Hafez, Federico García Lorca, Plautus, and Rudyard Kipling. After him are Emily Brontë, Walter Scott, August Strindberg, E. T. A. Hoffmann, William Blake, and Carlo Collodi.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 86 out of 6,924. Before him are Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), Edward II of England (1284), William Harvey (1578), Ringo Starr (1940), and George Stephenson (1781). After him are Emily Brontë (1818), Roger Moore (1927), David Livingstone (1813), Walter Scott (1771), Ian McKellen (1939), and William Blake (1757).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 11Before him are Daniel Defoe (1660), Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), and Mary Shelley (1797). After him are Emily Brontë (1818), Walter Scott (1771), William Blake (1757), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), and H. G. Wells (1866).