Cecil Day-Lewis

1904 - 1972

Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972), often writing as C. Day-Lewis, was an Anglo-Irish poet and Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. During World War II, Day-Lewis worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information for the UK government, and also served in the Musbury branch of the British Home Guard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecil Day-Lewis has received more than 788,413 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,917th most popular writer.

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  • 19

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  • 3.37

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Among writers, Cecil Day-Lewis ranks 3,911 out of 4,883Before him are Herberto Hélder, Svetlana Velmar-Janković, Alexander Vampilov, Bernard Clavel, Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau, and Eoin Colfer. After him are Nikolay Mikhaylovsky, Karolina Světlá, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Besiki, and Cristina Peri Rossi.

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Among people born in 1904, Cecil Day-Lewis ranks 190Before him are Carlos Torre Repetto, Abraham Alikhanov, Gregg Toland, Ray Bolger, William Primrose, and Henry Russell. After him are Ladislav Ženíšek, Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici, Chūhei Nambu, Edgar G. Ulmer, Constance Bennett, and Vladimir Makogonov. Among people deceased in 1972, Cecil Day-Lewis ranks 144Before him are Adriaan Fokker, Kenny Dorham, Romas Kalanta, Sir George Thomas, 7th Baronet, Alexander Vampilov, and Walter Lang. After him are Edgar G. Ulmer, Sidney Franklin, Mikhail Artamonov, Ntare V of Burundi, Miriam Hopkins, and Carlo Agostoni.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Cecil Day-Lewis ranks 177 out of 366Before him are Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), William Trevor (1928), Jason O'Mara (1972), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Eoin Colfer (1965), and Tim O'Reilly (1954). After him are Lena Rice (1866), Domhnall Gleeson (1983), Patrick Bergin (1951), William Orpen (1878), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), and Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Cecil Day-Lewis ranks 32Before him are John Boyne (1971), Maeve Binchy (1939), Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852), Liam O'Flaherty (1896), William Trevor (1928), and Eoin Colfer (1965). After him are Edna O'Brien (1930), Colm Tóibín (1955), Michael Scott (1959), Roddy Doyle (1958), Cecelia Ahern (1981), and Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906).