Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in British India, which inspired much of his work. Kipling's works of fiction include the Jungle Book dilogy (The Jungle Book, 1894; The Second Jungle Book, 1895), Kim (1901), the Just So Stories (1902) and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudyard Kipling has received more than 8,448,046 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 106 in 2019). Rudyard Kipling is the 124th most popular writer (down from 116th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from India and the 3rd most popular Indian Writer.

Rudyard Kipling is most famous for his book The Jungle Book, which was published in 1894. It is a collection of stories, written in verse, about a boy named Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle.

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Among writers, Rudyard Kipling ranks 124 out of 5,794Before him are Jean Cocteau, Henry David Thoreau, Jean de La Fontaine, Hafez, Federico García Lorca, and Plautus. After him are Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Brontë, Walter Scott, August Strindberg, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and William Blake.

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Among people born in 1865, Rudyard Kipling ranks 2Before him is Jean Sibelius. After him are George V, Erich Ludendorff, Pieter Zeeman, Ferdinand I of Romania, W. B. Yeats, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Glazunov, Warren G. Harding, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Dukas. Among people deceased in 1936, Rudyard Kipling ranks 4Before him are Ivan Pavlov, Maxim Gorky, and Federico García Lorca. After him are George V, Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, and Albert Fish.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rudyard Kipling ranks 10 out of 1,227Before him are Rajneesh (1931), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), and Ramakrishna (1836). After him are Vivien Leigh (1913), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Kālidāsa (400), Indira Gandhi (1917), Ānanda (-600), and Shivaji (1627).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Rudyard Kipling ranks 3Before him are George Orwell (1903) and Rabindranath Tagore (1861). After him are Kālidāsa (400), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498).