Anthony Burgess

1917 - 1993

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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 primarily 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 1,607,182 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Anthony Burgess is the 592nd most popular writer (down from 505th in 2019), the 451st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 365th in 2019) and the 60th most popular British Writer.

Anthony Burgess is most famous for his novel, A Clockwork Orange.

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Among writers, Anthony Burgess ranks 592 out of 5,794Before him are Eugene O'Neill, Aulus Gellius, Demetrius Vikelas, Alexander Herzen, Vuk Karadžić, and Mihai Eminescu. After him are Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Harry Martinson, and Robert Ludlum.

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Among people born in 1917, Anthony Burgess ranks 19Before him are Frederica of Hanover, Sidney Sheldon, I. M. Pei, Kenan Evren, Óscar Romero, and Ferdinand Marcos. After him are Christian de Duve, Robert Mitchum, Otto Günsche, John Lee Hooker, Sven Hassel, and Nur Muhammad Taraki. Among people deceased in 1993, Anthony Burgess ranks 15Before him are James Hunt, Turgut Özal, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Albert Sabin, and Hans Jonas. After him are Inge Lehmann, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, W. Edwards Deming, Bill Bixby, Kōbō Abe, and André the Giant.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 451 out of 6,924Before him are Gary Moore (1952), Edward the Martyr (962), Charlie Watts (1941), Henry Every (1659), Robert Brown (1773), and Stirling Moss (1929). After him are Deborah Kerr (1921), Roger Penrose (1931), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Æthelflæd (869), Edward the Confessor (1003), and Donald Winnicott (1896).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 60Before him are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Samuel Butler (1835), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), and Oliver Sacks (1933). After him are John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934).