W. W. Jacobs

1863 - 1943

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William Wymark Jacobs (8 September 1863 – 1 September 1943) was an English author of short fiction and drama. His best remembered story is "The Monkey's Paw". He was born in Wapping, London, on 8 September 1863, the son of William Gage Jacobs and his wife Sophia, née Wymark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. W. Jacobs has received more than 329,625 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. W. W. Jacobs is the 3,490th most popular writer (down from 2,668th in 2019), the 2,590th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,959th in 2019) and the 312th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, W. W. Jacobs ranks 3,490 out of 5,794Before him are Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Josef Kajetán Tyl, Zhou Zuoren, Évariste de Parny, Leopold Zunz, and Shere Hite. After him are Uwe Timm, José Jiménez Lozano, Gabrielle Wittkop, Carmen Martín Gaite, Varian Fry, and Carmen Laforet.

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Among people born in 1863, W. W. Jacobs ranks 94Before him are Axel Thue, Lyubomir Miletich, Anthony Hope, Black Elk, Jāzeps Vītols, and Rūdolfs Blaumanis. After him are Ioannis Frangoudis, Alfred Perot, Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis, Edith Durham, Bob Fitzsimmons, and Aurel Popovici. Among people deceased in 1943, W. W. Jacobs ranks 117Before him are W. S. Van Dyke, Alojs Andritzki, Kočo Racin, Walter Thiel, Géo André, and René de Saussure. After him are Curt Haase, Radclyffe Hall, Heinrich Zimmer, Robert W. Paul, Harry Baur, and Estella Agsteribbe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, W. W. Jacobs ranks 2,590 out of 6,924Before him are Allan Ramsay (1713), David Frost (1939), Reginald Punnett (1875), Donald Moffat (1930), Arthur Gore (1868), and Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape (1888). After him are Adam Clayton (1960), John Hopkinson (1849), Edmund Leach (1910), Amanda Tapping (1965), David Seaman (1963), and John Burgoyne (1722).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, W. W. Jacobs ranks 312Before him are Gillian Rubinstein (1942), Sue Townsend (1946), Branwell Brontë (1817), Iain Banks (1954), Paul Johnson (1928), and Minette Walters (1949). After him are Frances Burney (1752), John Farey Sr. (1766), Arthur Waley (1889), Georgette Heyer (1902), Sophie Kinsella (1969), and Radclyffe Hall (1880).