Ben Jonson

1572 - 1637

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Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637) was an English playwright and poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Jonson has received more than 1,838,829 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Ben Jonson is the 656th most popular writer (down from 552nd in 2019), the 508th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 397th in 2019) and the 65th most popular British Writer.

Ben Jonson is most famous for his plays, such as "Every Man in His Humour" and "The Alchemist."

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  • 55

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  • 4.91

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Among writers, Ben Jonson ranks 656 out of 5,794Before him are Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Hermann Broch, Sven Hassel, Giambattista Basile, and Dashiell Hammett. After him are Bernart de Ventadorn, Dimitrie Cantemir, Diana Wynne Jones, Periander, Stephen Covey, and Irène Némirovsky.

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Among people born in 1572, Ben Jonson ranks 4Before him are John Donne, Johann Bayer, and John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Cornelis Drebbel, Sigismund Báthory, Cyril Lucaris, Jane Frances de Chantal, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Marie Elisabeth of France. Among people deceased in 1637, Ben Jonson ranks 2Before him is Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Christina of Lorraine, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Isaac Beeckman, Péter Pázmány, Pierre Vernier, and Lorenzo Ruiz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ben Jonson ranks 508 out of 6,924Before him are Eadred (923), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), Christopher Nolan (1970), and George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859). After him are Peter Gabriel (1950), John Barry (1933), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daniel Craig (1968), Frank Williams (1942), and Maud of Wales (1869).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ben Jonson ranks 65Before him are Oliver Sacks (1933), Anthony Burgess (1917), John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Christopher Tolkien (1924). After him are Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daphne du Maurier (1907), John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757).