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Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 O.S. – 30 May 1744) was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era who is considered one of the most prominent English poets of the early 18th century. An exponent of Augustan literature, Pope is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translations of Homer. Pope is often quoted in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, some of his verses having entered common parlance (e.g. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Pope has received more than 2,938,275 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Alexander Pope is the 690th most popular writer (down from 434th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 327th in 2019) and the 66th most popular British Writer.

Alexander Pope is most famous for his satirical poems, such as "The Rape of the Lock" and "The Dunciad."

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Among writers, Alexander Pope ranks 690 out of 5,755Before him are Alain-René Lesage, Clarice Lispector, Luis de Góngora, Judah Halevi, Pietro Bembo, and Vātsyāyana. After him are Max Frisch, Ninon de l'Enclos, Jaroslav Seifert, Hugo Ball, Pierre de Ronsard, and Maria Leopoldina of Austria.

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Among people born in 1688, Alexander Pope ranks 8Before him are Frederick William I of Prussia, Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Maria Luisa of Savoy, and Juraj Jánošík. After him are James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, Domenico Zipoli, Stede Bonnet, and Joseph-Nicolas Delisle. Among people deceased in 1744, Alexander Pope ranks 6Before him are Anders Celsius, Giambattista Vico, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. After him are Giuseppe Guarneri, André Campra, Leonardo Leo, Marie Anne de Mailly, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Johann Heinrich Schulze.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alexander Pope ranks 547 out of 7,765Before him are Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Annie Lennox (1954), Isaac Barrow (1631), Roger Glover (1945), and Fred Perry (1909). After him are John Smith (1580), Alice Liddell (1852), Alfred Molina (1953), John Newlands (1837), Gordon Banks (1937), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Alexander Pope ranks 66Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), and Tony Buzan (1942). After him are Frederick Forsyth (1938), David Irving (1938), A. J. Cronin (1896), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Ann Radcliffe (1764), and Douglas Adams (1952).