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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 2,000,947 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Anthony Burgess is the 485th most popular writer (up from 592nd in 2019), the 374th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 450th in 2019) and the 46th most popular British Writer.

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

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  • 60

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  • 6.21

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  • 3.87

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Among writers, Anthony Burgess ranks 485 out of 5,755Before him are D. H. Lawrence, Statius, Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, and Tyrtaeus. After him are Baldassare Castiglione, Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää.

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Among people born in 1917, Anthony Burgess ranks 12Before him are Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Joan Fontaine, Frederica of Hanover, and Ernest Borgnine. After him are I. M. Pei, Robert Mitchum, Christian de Duve, Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and Joan Clarke. Among people deceased in 1993, Anthony Burgess ranks 13Before him are James Hunt, Baudouin of Belgium, William Golding, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Turgut Özal, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia. After him are Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, André the Giant, Inge Lehmann, Hans Jonas, Brandon Lee, and Polykarp Kusch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 374 out of 7,765Before him are Edward the Confessor (1003), Ralph Fiennes (1962), D. H. Lawrence (1885), Harold Pinter (1930), Pelagius (360), and Sam Neill (1947). After him are C. F. Powell (1903), Robert Walpole (1676), Charles Lyell (1797), Angela Lansbury (1925), Calico Jack (1682), and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anthony Burgess ranks 46Before him are Enid Blyton (1897), Thomas Paine (1737), John Galsworthy (1867), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), D. H. Lawrence (1885), and Harold Pinter (1930). After him are Robert Burns (1759), John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), J. M. Barrie (1860), A. A. Milne (1882), and Percy Fawcett (1867).