Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson

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 3,820,833 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 126th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 125 out of 4,883Before him are Jean Cocteau, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Plautus, Khalil Gibran, and Günter Grass. After him are Ivo Andrić, Murasaki Shikibu, August Strindberg, Jean de La Fontaine, Octave Mirbeau, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

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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 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Edward Smith, 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 Heinrich Hertz and Alexander III of Russia. After him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Adolphe Sax, Anton Rubinstein, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Gustave Caillebotte, Lajos Kossuth, Pafnuty Chebyshev, and Prince Philippe, Count of Paris.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 79 out of 5,347Before him are Alex Ferguson (1941), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), J. J. Thomson (1856), and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758). After him are Herbert Spencer (1820), George VI (1895), David Bowie (1947), Jeremy Bentham (1748), William Blake (1757), and Lady Godiva (990).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Louis Stevenson ranks 12Before him are Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Walter Scott (1771), and Mary Shelley (1797). After him are William Blake (1757), Emily Brontë (1818), H. G. Wells (1866), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1343).