Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1809 - 1892

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (; 6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892), was an English poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign. In 1829, Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, "Timbuktu". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred, Lord Tennyson has received more than 4,384,177 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred, Lord Tennyson is the 772nd most popular writer (up from 873rd in 2019), the 590th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 713th in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Writer.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson is most famous for his poems "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and "The Lady of Shalott."

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Notable Works

The poetical works of Alfred Tennyson...
Poems by Alfred Tennyson
Idylls of the king
Enoch Arden
In Memoriam
The princess
English literature


Among writers, Alfred, Lord Tennyson ranks 772 out of 7,302Before him are Katherine Mansfield, Neal Cassady, Aelia Eudocia, Masaru Emoto, Gregory of Narek, and Antoine Galland. After him are Arrigo Boito, William McMaster Murdoch, Valerius Maximus, Alexander Blok, Eleanor Marx, and V. S. Naipaul.

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Among people born in 1809, Alfred, Lord Tennyson ranks 11Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Albert Pike, and Bruno Bauer. After him are Joseph Liouville, William Ewart Gladstone, Ljudevit Gaj, Hermann Grassmann, Juliusz Słowacki, and Prince Albert of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1892, Alfred, Lord Tennyson ranks 14Before him are Édouard Lalo, Thomas Cook, Rudolf von Jhering, John Couch Adams, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, and Louis Vuitton. After him are Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Deodoro da Fonseca, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Tewfik Pasha, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Charles Spurgeon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alfred, Lord Tennyson ranks 590 out of 8,785Before him are Chris Slade (1946), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Tony Iommi (1948), Annie Lennox (1954), Joan Collins (1933), and Ramsay MacDonald (1866). After him are David Attenborough (1926), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Eleanor Marx (1855), and Richard Francis Burton (1821).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Alfred, Lord Tennyson ranks 67Before him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Beatrix Potter (1866), Walter Raleigh (1554), and A. J. Cronin (1896). After him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Eleanor Marx (1855), Thomas Hardy (1840), John le Carré (1931), Tony Buzan (1942), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859).