Anthony Burgess

1917 - 1993

Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer. Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best-known novel. In 1971, it was adapted into a controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Burgess has received more than 1,345,118 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 508th most popular writer.

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  • 51

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  • 6.15

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  • 3.68

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Among writers, Anthony Burgess ranks 505 out of 4,883Before him are William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Bernhard, Jostein Gaarder, Jacob L. Moreno, Washington Irving, and Andrzej Sapkowski. After him are Kazuo Ishiguro, Georg Trakl, Gaston Leroux, D. H. Lawrence, Luo Guanzhong, and Anton Makarenko.

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Among people born in 1917, Anthony Burgess ranks 15Before him are Ilya Prigogine, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, Ernest Borgnine, Óscar Romero, and Ferdinand Marcos. After him are Christian de Duve, Jack Kirby, Joan Fontaine, Sven Hassel, Kiro Gligorov, and Frederica of Hanover. Among people deceased in 1993, Anthony Burgess ranks 13Before him are Frank Zappa, Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona. After him are Bobby Moore, Hans Jonas, Polykarp Kusch, Kōbō Abe, Wolfgang Paul, and W. Edwards Deming.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 365 out of 5,347Before him are Francis William Aston (1877), Gordon Banks (1937), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Jeremy Irons (1948), Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486), and William Kidd (1645). After him are Robert Edwards (1925), D. H. Lawrence (1885), George Eliot (1819), Timothy Dalton (1946), Tony Blair (1953), and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 48Before him are Ken Follett (1949), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), William Wordsworth (1770), Enid Blyton (1897), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and Thomas Paine (1737). After him are D. H. Lawrence (1885), George Eliot (1819), Walter Raleigh (1554), Philip Larkin (1922), Samuel Butler (1835), and John le Carré (1931).