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The most popular authors on Wikisource calculated by number of hits on their author pages.

57 Most popular author pages: April 2013[1]

1. William Shakespeare
2. Emily Dickinson
3. H. P. Lovecraft
4. Arthur Conan Doyle
5. Leo Tolstoy
6. Edgar Allan Poe
7. Robert Ervin Howard
8. Rabindranath Tagore
9. Rudyard Kipling
10. Seneca
11. John Donne
12. Sarah Williams
13. Oscar Wilde
14. Catullus
15. Alfred Tennyson
16. William Blake
17. Charles Dickens
18. John Keats
19. Theodor Herzl
20. Percy Bysshe Shelley
21. Ernest Hemingway
22. Barack Obama
23. Anton Chekhov
24. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
25. Arthur Schopenhauer
26. Jacob De Haas
27. George Gordon Byron
28. Jack London
29. Robert Frost
30. Abraham Lincoln
31. O. Henry
32. Ovid
33. Robert Louis Stevenson
34. John Masefield
35. James Joyce
36. Clark Ashton Smith
37. Aristotle
38. William Wordsworth
39. Jane Austen
40. Niccolò Machiavelli
41. Lewis Carroll
42. Robert Burns
43. Edgar Rice Burroughs
44. Plato
45. John Milton
46. Ralph Waldo Emerson
47. Margaret Thatcher
47. Sylvie d'Avigdor
49. Marcus Tullius Cicero
50. Banjo Paterson
50. Woodrow Wilson
52. Walt Whitman
53. Theodore Roosevelt
53. Agatha Christie
55. Ambrose Bierce
56. Nikola Tesla
56. Franz Kafka


Most popular author pages based on two days, 01 January 2011 and 24 April 2012

1. H. P. Lovecraft
2. William Shakespeare
3. Lord Byron
4. Robert Ervin Howard
5. Edgar Allan Poe
6. Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Emily Dickinson
8. John Masefield
9. John Donne
10. Gilbert Keith Chesterton
10. Rudyard Kipling
10. President Barack Obama
10. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
14. Charles Dickens
14. Mohandas K. Gandhi
16. Oscar Wilde
17. William Topaz McGonagall
18. William Blake
18. President William Henry Harrison
18. John Keats
21. Ambrose Bierce
22. Saki
23. T. S. Eliot
23. Ernest Hemingway
25. Robert Louis Stevenson
25. Leo Tolstoy
27. Mark Twain
28. Friedrich Nietzsche
28. H. G. Wells
30. Robert Frost
30. Bret Harte
30. President Abraham Lincoln
33. Marcus Tullius Cicero
33. O. Henry
33. James Joyce
33. Jack London
33. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
38. Aristotle
38. William Butler Yeats
40. Jane Austen
40. Emily Brontë
40. Robert Burns
40. President George W. Bush
44. Lewis Carroll
44. Horace
44. Virginia Woolf
47. Plato
47. Percy Bysshe Shelley
49. Agatha Christie
49. D. H. Lawrence
51. Theodore Kaczynski
51. Rabindranath Tagore
53. Augustine of Hippo
53. Alexander Pope
53. Bram Stoker
53. Voltaire
57. Dante Alighieri
57. Florence Earle Coates
57. Ovid
60. Francis Bacon
60. Honoré de Balzac
60. William Henry Davies
60. Fyodor Dostoevsky
60. John Milton
60. Seneca
60. George Bernard Shaw
67. Francis Scott Fitzgerald
67. Victor Hugo
67. Niccolò Machiavelli
67. Arthur Schopenhauer
67. Haile Selassie
72. Napoleon Bonaparte
72. John Clare
72. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
72. H. H. Matthews
72. Beatrix Potter
72. John Ruskin
72. William Wordsworth
79. Charlotte Brontë
79. Julius Caesar
79. President John F. Kennedy
79. Sir John Alexander Macdonald
79. Wilfred Owen
79. Clark Ashton Smith
79. Jules Verne
79. Charles Wesley
79. Walt Whitman
88. Robert Browning
88. Edgar Rice Burroughs
88. Sigmund Freud
88. Théophile Gautier
88. Thomas Gray
88. Herodotus
88. Thomas Hobbes
88. Franz Kafka
88. John Locke
88. Edna St. Vincent Millay
88. George Orwell
88. President Theodore Roosevelt
88. Sir Walter Scott


Most popular authors by page views on 01 January 2011
# Author Hits Description Image
1 Lovecraft, H. P.H. P. Lovecraft 101 American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. HPL.jpg
2 Howard, Robert ErvinRobert Ervin Howard 78 American author of fantasy and historical adventure pulp stories. Robert E Howard suit.jpg
3 Poe, Edgar AllanEdgar Allan Poe 52 American poet, short story writer, editor and critic Edgar Allan Poe 2.jpg
4 McGonagall, William TopazWilliam Topaz McGonagall 36 Scottish poet William McGonagall.jpg
5 Doyle, Arthur ConanArthur Conan Doyle 35 A Scottish author of Irish descent most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Conan doyle.jpg
5 Dickinson, EmilyEmily Dickinson 35 American poet Emily Dickinson daguerreotype (Restored).jpg
7 Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare 33 English poet and playwright considered to be the greatest writer in the English language. William shakespeare dm.jpg
8 Tennyson, AlfredAlfred Tennyson 27 The Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and one of the most popular English poets in literature. Alfred Tennyson 2.jpg
9 Donne, JohnJohn Donne 26 Jacobean metaphysical poet. JohnDonne.jpg
10 Harte, BretBret Harte 25 American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. BretHarte.jpg
10 Keats, JohnJohn Keats 25 One of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. John Keats.jpg
12 Bierce, AmbroseAmbrose Bierce 22 American satirist, critic, poet, short story (horror) writer, editor, and journalist. Abierce.jpg
13 Chesterton, Gilbert KeithGilbert Keith Chesterton 21 Prolific English writer of the early 20th century Gilbert Keith Chesterton2.jpg
14 Wilde, OscarOscar Wilde 20 Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Oscar Wilde, 1882.jpg
15 London, JackJack London 17 American novelist and noted socialist. Jack London 1914.jpg
15 Stevenson, Robert LouisRobert Louis Stevenson 17 Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer famous for his novels of adventure, romance, and horror. Robert-louis-stevenson.jpg
17 Dickens, CharlesCharles Dickens 16 English novelist whose characters are among the most memorable in English literature. Charles Dickens circa 1860s-crop.png
17 Henry, O.O. Henry 16 O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term "O. Henry Ending." William Sydney Porter.jpg
17 Twain, MarkMark Twain 16 Famous American humorist, novelist, writer, and lecturer MarkTwain.LOC.jpg
20 AristotleAristotle 15 Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle Altemps Inv8575.jpg
20 Wells, Herbert GeorgeHerbert George Wells 15 British writer best known for his science fiction novels Herbert George Wells in 1943.jpg
20 Gandhi, MahatmaMahatma Gandhi 15 Indian political and spiritual leader Gandhi.jpg
20 Blake, WilliamWilliam Blake 15 English poet, painter, and printmaker. William Blake by Thomas Phillips.jpg
24 Christie, AgathaAgatha Christie 14 British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays Agatha Christie.png
24 Balzac, Honoré deHonoré de Balzac 14 Nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright HBalzac.jpg
24 Carroll, LewisLewis Carroll 14 English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer Lewis Carroll 1863.jpg
24 Burns, RobertRobert Burns 14 Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Burns 1.jpg
24 VoltaireVoltaire 14 French philosopher from the Enlightment Atelier de Nicolas de Largillière, portrait de Voltaire, détail (musée Carnavalet) -002.jpg
29 Brontë, EmilyEmily Brontë 13 British novelist and poet, sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë. Emilybronte retouche.jpg
29 Nietzsche, FriedrichFriedrich Nietzsche 13 German philosopher. Nietzsche187c.jpg
29 Carryl, Guy WetmoreGuy Wetmore Carryl 13 American humorist, novelist, and poet
29 Shelley, Percy BysshePercy Bysshe Shelley 13 One of the major English romantic poets, considered to be among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley by Curran, 1819.jpg
29 Tagore, RabindranathRabindranath Tagore 13 Indian poet, Nobel prize for literature in 1913. Tagore3.jpg
29 Frost, RobertRobert Frost 13 American poet who received four Pulitzer Prizes. Jb modern frost 2 e.jpg
29 SakiSaki 13 British author often referred to as the master of short stories; compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Hector Hugh Munro.jpg
36 Pope, AlexanderAlexander Pope 12 Considered by many as one of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century. Alexander Pope by Michael Dahl.jpg
36 Obama, BarackBarack Obama 12 44th President of the United States Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg
36 Alighieri, DanteDante Alighieri 12 Italian poet, statesman and language theoric. Portrait de Dante.jpg
36 Fitzgerald, Francis ScottFrancis Scott Fitzgerald 12 American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1921.png
36 Bush, George W.George W. Bush 12 43rd President of the United States. George-W-Bush.jpeg
36 Joyce, JamesJames Joyce 12 Expatriate Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Jamesjoyce tuohy-ohne.jpg
36 Spooner, LysanderLysander Spooner 12 American individualist, anarchist, political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist. LysanderSpooner.jpg
36 Kipling, RudyardRudyard Kipling 12 British author and poet. Rudyard Kipling.jpg
36 Coleridge, Samuel TaylorSamuel Taylor Coleridge 12 English poet, critic, and philosopher who was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement. Coleridge.jpeg
36 Gray, ThomasThomas Gray 12 English poet, classical scholar, and professor of history at Cambridge University. Gray0004.jpg
36 Woolf, VirginiaVirginia Woolf 12 British author and literary figure. VirginiaWoolf.jpg
47 Smith, Clark AshtonClark Ashton Smith 11 American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories.
47 Burroughs, Edgar RiceEdgar Rice Burroughs 11 American author of adventurous and science fiction pulp stories. E-R-Burroughs.jpg
47 Millay, Edna St. VincentEdna St. Vincent Millay 11 Lyrical poet and playwright; the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Edna St. Vincent Millay 1933 van Vechten.jpg
47 Longfellow, Henry WadsworthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow 11 American poet and educator. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Project Gutenberg eText 16786.jpg
47 Melville, HermanHerman Melville 11 American novelist, essayist, and poet Herman melville.jpg
47 Swift, JonathanJonathan Swift 11 Anglo-Irish writer of novels, poetry and essays. Jonathan Swift by Charles Jervas detail.jpg
47 Tolstoy, LeoLeo Tolstoy 11 Russian novelist. Lew Tolstoi.jpg
47 Johnson, Lyndon BainesLyndon Baines Johnson 11 36th President of the United States. 37 Lbj2 3x4.jpg
47 PlatoPlato 11 Classical Greek philosopher. Plato.png
47 Austen, JaneJane Austen 11 English novelist. CassandraAusten-JaneAusten(c.1810) hires.jpg
57 Franklin, BenjaminBenjamin Franklin 10 American scientist and one of the founders of the United States. Franklin-Benjamin-LOC.jpg
57 Darwin, CharlesCharles Darwin 10 English naturalist. Darwin restored2.jpg
57 Wesley, CharlesCharles Wesley 10 A leader of the Methodist movement chiefly remembered for his many hymns. Charles Wesley.jpg
57 Coates, Florence EarleFlorence Earle Coates 10 American poet. Coates, Florence Earle, platinum 1.jpg
57 HerodotusHerodotus 10 Ancient Greek historian. Herodotus Massimo Inv124478.jpg
57 Kaczynski, TheodoreTheodore Kaczynski 10 American terrorist.
57 Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt 10 26th President of the United States President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg
57 Yeats, William ButlerWilliam Butler Yeats 10 Irish poet, dramatist, mystic and public figure who was one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats by George Charles Beresford.jpg
57 Wilson, WoodrowWoodrow Wilson 10 28th President of the United States. President Woodrow Wilson.jpg
57 Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln 10 16th President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln head on shoulders photo portrait.jpg
67 Schopenhauer, ArthurArthur Schopenhauer 9 German philosopher. Schopenhauer.jpg
67 Russell, BertrandBertrand Russell 9 British logician, philosopher, and mathematician. Honourable Bertrand Russell.jpg
67 Faraday, MichaelMichael Faraday 9 British physicist and chemist. Faraday.jpg
67 Dostoevsky, FyodorFyodor Dostoevsky 9 Russian novelist and writer of fiction. Dostoevsky 140-190 for collage.jpg
67 Byron, George GordonGeorge Gordon Byron (Lord Byron) 9 British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Lord Byron coloured drawing.png
67 Thoreau, Henry DavidHenry David Thoreau 9 American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher. Henry David Thoreau.jpg
67 Milton, JohnJohn Milton 9 English poet, author, polemicist and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England John Milton - Project Gutenberg eText 13619.jpg
67 James, Montague RhodesMontague Rhodes James 9 Noted medieval scholar and Provost of King's College, Cambridge.
67 Descartes, RenéRené Descartes 9 Founder of Modern Philosophy and the Father of Modern Mathematics. Frans Hals - Portret van René Descartes.jpg
67 Browning, RobertRobert Browning 9 English poet and playwright. Robert Browning - Project Gutenberg eText 13103.jpg
67 Rohmer, SaxSax Rohmer 9 English novelist and pulp writer.
67 Freud, SigmundSigmund Freud 9 Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Freud ca 1900.jpg
67 Tout, Thomas FrederickThomas Frederick Tout 9 English historian, Professor of History at the University of Manchester.
67 Hardy, ThomasThomas Hardy 9 Novelist, short story writer, and poet of the naturalist movement. Thomashardy.jpg
67 Hobbes, ThomasThomas Hobbes 9 English philosopher. Thomas Hobbes (portrait).jpg
67 Mare, Walter de laWalter de la Mare 9 English poet, short story writer, and novelist.
67 Hitler, AdolfAdolf Hitler 9 Austrian-born German Chancellor and Führer of Germany. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S62600, Adolf Hitler.jpg
84 Stoker, BramBram Stoker 8 Irish writer. Bram Stoker.jpg
84 Elizabeth IElizabeth I 8 Queen of England and Ireland. Elizabeth1England.jpg
84 Leibniz, GottfriedGottfried Leibniz 8 Polymathic genius, with major contributions to several fields. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.jpg
84 Potter, BeatrixBeatrix Potter 8 British author, illustrator, and mycologist, famous for her children book. Beatrix Potter1.jpg
84 Maupassant, Guy deGuy de Maupassant 8 French novelist. Maupassant 3.jpg
84 Kant, ImmanuelImmanuel Kant 8 German philosopher. Immanuel Kant (portrait).jpg
84 Bonaparte, NapoleonNapoleon Bonaparte 8 Emperor of France. Detail from a painting of Napoleon.jpg
84 PolycarpPolycarp 8 Christian bishop of Smyrna. Polycarp.jpg
84 More, ThomasThomas More 8 English author, politician, and lawyer. Hans Holbein d. J. 065.jpg
84 Hugo, VictorVictor Hugo 8 French Romantic writer. Victor Hugo.jpg
84 Davies, William HenryWilliam Henry Davies 8 Welsh poet and writer. William Henry Davies.jpg
84 Courtney, William PrideauxWilliam Prideaux Courtney 8 Ecclesiastical Commissioner; of the Reform Club Chambers.
84 XenophonXenophon 8 Ancient Greek soldier and mercenary. Xenophon.jpg