William Hope Hodgson

1877 - 1918

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William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – 19 April 1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction, and science fiction. Hodgson used his experiences at sea to lend authentic detail to his short horror stories, many of which are set on the ocean, including his series of linked tales forming the "Sargasso Sea Stories". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hope Hodgson has received more than 249,712 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). William Hope Hodgson is the 2,898th most popular writer (down from 2,851st in 2019), the 2,184th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 253rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, William Hope Hodgson ranks 2,898 out of 5,794Before him are Victor Segalen, Gary Snyder, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Rachel Bluwstein, Robert Penn Warren, and Helen Thomas. After him are Dritëro Agolli, Xanthus, Paula von Preradović, Harold Robbins, Delmira Agustini, and Lillian Hellman.

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Among people born in 1877, William Hope Hodgson ranks 78Before him are Georges Catroux, Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow, Alice B. Toklas, Viktor Dyk, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, and Edmund Gwenn. After him are Franz Joseph Emil Fischer, George Hackenschmidt, Buddy Bolden, Maximilian Voloshin, Elin Pelin, and Shefqet Vërlaci. Among people deceased in 1918, William Hope Hodgson ranks 103Before him are Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Arthur Cravan, Noman Çelebicihan, Carl Peters, Charles W. Fairbanks, and Trifko Grabež. After him are Meshadi Azizbekov, Édouard Chavannes, Károly Khuen-Héderváry, Simon Hollósy, Albert Ballin, and Bohumil Kubišta.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hope Hodgson ranks 2,184 out of 6,924Before him are Sarah Siddons (1755), Phil Jones (1992), Caradoc (470), Adele (1988), John Turner (1929), and Nicollette Sheridan (1963). After him are Lambert Simnel (1477), Robert Brown (1921), Louisa Adams (1775), John Playfair (1748), Jack W. Szostak (1952), and Marie Stopes (1880).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, William Hope Hodgson ranks 253Before him are Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805), A. S. Byatt (1936), John Ford (1586), William Auld (1924), Robert Harris (1957), and Anthony Berkeley Cox (1893). After him are Michael Bond (1926), Charles Kingsley (1819), John Osborne (1929), Richard Baxter (1615), John Stott (1921), and Ken Robinson (1950).