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, cannibalism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Algernon Charles Swinburne has received more than 578,524 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Algernon Charles Swinburne is the 1,661st most popular writer (up from 1,697th in 2019), the 1,294th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,272nd in 2019) and the 149th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 1,661 out of 5,794Before him are Martin of Opava, Thomas Merton, Robert Faurisson, Jan Długosz, Jonas Lie, and Antonio de Nebrija. After him are Colin Dexter, Manuel Puig, Frederik Pohl, James B. Donovan, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, and Richard Adams.

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Among people born in 1837, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 36Before him are Ilia Chavchavadze, Édouard Stephan, Wild Bill Hickok, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Vasily Radlov, and Ion Creangă. After him are Tippu Tip, Henry Draper, Théodore Dubois, Joseph Bell, Georg Ebers, and Moritz Kaposi. Among people deceased in 1909, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 27Before him are Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Marie of Orléans, Besarion Jughashvili, Arnold Janssen, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Ludwig Gumplowicz. After him are Simon Newcomb, Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Joshua Slocum, Emil Christian Hansen, Naftali Herz Imber, and George Meredith.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 1,294 out of 6,924Before him are Julian Glover (1935), Robert Pattinson (1986), Claire Forlani (1971), Robert Faurisson (1929), Gordon Ramsay (1966), and Jon Anderson (1944). After him are Colin Dexter (1930), David Warner (1941), Ian Anderson (1947), James Black (1924), Stephen Fry (1957), and Richard Adams (1920).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Algernon Charles Swinburne ranks 149Before him are Robert Southey (1774), Neil Gaiman (1960), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Brian Aldiss (1925), William Caxton (1422), and Robert Faurisson (1929). After him are Colin Dexter (1930), Richard Adams (1920), Allen Carr (1934), Philip Sidney (1554), Gerald Gardner (1884), and Ted Hughes (1930).