Thomas Mayne Reid

1818 - 1883

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Thomas Mayne Reid (4 April 1818 – 22 October 1883) was a British novelist who fought in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848). His many works on American life describe colonial policy in the American colonies, the horrors of slave labour, and the lives of American Indians. "Captain" Reid wrote adventure novels akin to those by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Mayne Reid has received more than 202,212 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Mayne Reid is the 1,042nd most popular writer (up from 1,142nd in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Mexico (up from 45th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Mexican Writer.

Thomas Mayne Reid is most famous for his 1856 novel, The Scalp Hunters.

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Notable Works

The headless horseman
The scalp hunters
The rifle rangers
The young voyageurs, or, The boy hunters in the north
The castaways
The boy slaves


Among writers, Thomas Mayne Reid ranks 1,042 out of 7,302Before him are Hassan ibn Thabit, Paulinus of Nola, Fyodor Tyutchev, Marcel Pagnol, D. T. Suzuki, and Cai Yan. After him are Chinua Achebe, Michel Tournier, Thomas Malory, Emil Ludwig, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Paul Bourget.

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Among people born in 1818, Thomas Mayne Reid ranks 18Before him are Rudolf von Jhering, Adolf Anderssen, Sophie of Württemberg, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. After him are Hermann Kolbe, Mary Todd Lincoln, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Amalia of Oldenburg, François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville, and Angelo Secchi. Among people deceased in 1883, Thomas Mayne Reid ranks 12Before him are Emir Abdelkader, Henri, Count of Chambord, Midhat Pasha, Joseph Plateau, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Charles II, Duke of Parma. After him are Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Dayananda Saraswati, Eva Gonzalès, Pertevniyal Sultan, Sojourner Truth, and Prince Charles of Prussia.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Thomas Mayne Reid ranks 32 out of 729Before him are Vicente Fox (1942), Lázaro Cárdenas (1895), Cantinflas (1911), Guillermo del Toro (1964), Álvaro Obregón (1880), and Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963). After him are Luis Barragán (1902), Plutarco Elías Calles (1877), Venustiano Carranza (1859), Julia Pastrana (1834), Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal (603), and Mario J. Molina (1943).

Among WRITERS In Mexico

Among writers born in Mexico, Thomas Mayne Reid ranks 3Before him are Octavio Paz (1914), and Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648). After him are Juan Rulfo (1917), Fernando del Paso (1935), Laura Esquivel (1950), Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581), Rosario Castellanos (1925), Mariano Azuela (1873), José Emilio Pacheco (1939), Amado Nervo (1870), and Cesar Millan (1969).