(May 29, 1874-June 14, 1936)
Birth name was Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Created the Father Brown mystery series
Wrote 'Greybeards At Play (1900),' 'The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904),' 'The Man Who Was Thursday (1908),' 'Orthodoxy (1909),' 'The Barbarism of Berlin (1914),' 'The Everlasting Man (1925),' 'Takes of the Long Bow (1925),' 'Sidelights of New London (1932)' and 'Newer York (1932)'
Why he might be annoying
He was obese, weighing about 400 pounds.
When he died, his coffin was too big to get down the stairs, so they had to drop it out a window.
He didn't learn to read until he was eight.
He dropped out of college.
He had a high, feminine voice.
He was a scatterbrain.
He was late for his own wedding, because he stopped at a dairy to try the milk.
Although he wrote novels, biographies, works on religion and politics, and poetry, he's best remembered for his bitchy quips.
Why he might not be annoying
When he was a little kid, his teacher said to him: 'If we opened your head, we should not find brain, but only a lump of white fat' (ouch).
Despite being a lousy student, he became a very successful author.
His works inspired Gandhi, Michael Collins and C. S. Lewis.
He was a talented painter.
He loved making fun of himself.
When he got stuck in a car, and his chauffeur told him to try getting out sideways, he replied: 'I have no sideways.'
The food critic on 'Frasier' was named for him.
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 34.38% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 73 Votes: 46.58% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 132 Votes: 53.79% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 183 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 23 Votes: 39.13% Annoying
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