Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)
Born in London, he wrote 100 books, several hundred poems, 200 short stories, 4000 essays and a few plays. He was a columnist for the Daily News, Illustrated London News and his own paper, G.K's Weekly. He was a literary and social critic, historian, playwright, novelist, Catholic Christian theologian, debater and mystery writer. His most well-known character is the priest-detective Father Brown, although arguably his most well-known novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, does not concern him at all.
Some conservatives today have been influenced by his support for distributism.