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Algernon Charles Swinburne

1837 - 1909

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Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Swinburne wrote about many taboo topics, such as lesbianism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Algernon Charles Swinburne has received more than 649,930 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Algernon Charles Swinburne is the 1,758th most popular writer (down from 1,660th in 2019), the 1,380th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,294th in 2019) and the 148th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 1,758 out of 5,755Before him are Pierre Reverdy, Eileen Chang, Frank McCourt, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Silvina Ocampo, and Felice Orsini. After him are Herodas, Nina Berberova, Cesare Zavattini, E. Howard Hunt, Gregory Tsamblak, and Tonino Guerra.

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Among people born in 1837, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 39Before him are Ion Creangă, Wild Bill Hickok, Abraham Kuyper, Arnold Janssen, Maria Domenica Mazzarello, and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. After him are Carolus-Duran, Prince Albert of Prussia, Théodore Dubois, Alexandre Guilmant, Henry Draper, and Georg Ebers. Among people deceased in 1909, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 29Before him are Paul Gachet, Abdul Karim, Simon Newcomb, Arnold Janssen, George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, and Ludwig Gumplowicz. After him are Naftali Herz Imber, Caran d'Ache, Joshua Slocum, Count Kasimir Felix Badeni, George Meredith, and Friedrich Martens.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 1,380 out of 7,765Before him are Neville Marriner (1924), Thomas Browne (1605), Anthony Daniels (1946), Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883), Robert Pattinson (1986), and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770). After him are Martin Gore (1961), Anthony Blunt (1907), Herbert Pitman (1877), Beau Brummell (1778), John Wilkins (1614), and Charles Rolls (1877).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 148Before him are John Gay (1685), Joseph Addison (1672), Alma Reville (1899), Arthur Machen (1863), Edward Lear (1812), and Malcolm Lowry (1909). After him are Thomas Wyatt (1503), Peter Shaffer (1926), Aphra Behn (1640), Anne Perry (1938), Hugh Lofting (1886), and William Caxton (1422).