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Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. He was born in British India, which inspired much of his work. Kipling's works of fiction include the Jungle Book duology (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 10,101,116 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Rudyard Kipling is the 135th most popular writer (down from 124th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from India (down from 10th in 2019) 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 135 out of 5,755Before him are Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, Carlo Collodi, Günter Grass, and Charles Baudelaire. After him are Charlotte Brontë, Catullus, Tove Jansson, William Blake, H. G. Wells, and Kālidāsa.

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Among people born in 1865, Rudyard Kipling ranks 3Before him are Jean Sibelius and George V. After him are Pieter Zeeman, Erich Ludendorff, Ferdinand I of Romania, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, W. B. Yeats, Alexander Glazunov, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Dukas. Among people deceased in 1936, Rudyard Kipling ranks 5Before him are Ivan Pavlov, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, and George V. After him are Oswald Spengler, Luigi Pirandello, Lu Xun, Ferdinand Tönnies, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, and Eleftherios Venizelos.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rudyard Kipling ranks 16 out of 1,493Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Vivien Leigh (1913), Ramakrishna (1836), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Nagarjuna (150), and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887). After him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Kālidāsa (400), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Bodhidharma (483), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340).

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), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), and Ghalib (1797).