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Ben Jonson

1572 - 1637

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Benjamin "Ben" 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 1,933,413 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ben Jonson is the 932nd most popular writer (down from 656th in 2019), the 749th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 508th in 2019) and the 92nd 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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  • 57

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  • 3.74

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  • 5.53

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Among writers, Ben Jonson ranks 932 out of 5,755Before him are Agathon, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Aimé Césaire, Jules Renard, James Jones, and Alexandra David-Néel. After him are Arthur Adamov, Peter Townsend, Roger Zelazny, Thietmar of Merseburg, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, and Ahmad Khani.

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Among people born in 1572, Ben Jonson ranks 6Before him are Johann Bayer, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, John Donne, Cornelis Drebbel, and Sigismund Báthory. After him are Jane Frances de Chantal, Cyril Lucaris, Izumo no Okuni, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Marie Elisabeth of France. Among people deceased in 1637, Ben Jonson ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, and Christina of Lorraine. After him are Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Isaac Beeckman, Pierre Vernier, Péter Pázmány, and Lorenzo Ruiz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ben Jonson ranks 749 out of 7,765Before him are Derek Jacobi (1938), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and Chris Rea (1951). After him are David J. Thouless (1934), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Boris Karloff (1887), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), and John Balliol (1249).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Ben Jonson ranks 92Before him are Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Thomas Malory (1405), Wilkie Collins (1824), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Samuel Richardson (1689), and Bruce Chatwin (1940). After him are John Fowles (1926), E. M. Forster (1879), Henry Fielding (1707), John William Polidori (1795), Bernard Cornwell (1944), and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689).