Charles Mackay

1814 - 1889

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Charles Mackay (27 March 1814 – 24 December 1889) was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Mackay has received more than 29,171 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Charles Mackay is the 5,089th most popular writer, the 4,423rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 512th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Charles Mackay ranks 5,089 out of 5,794Before him are Joanna Baillie, Ransom Riggs, George Alec Effinger, Edmund Gosse, Malcolm Gladwell, and Booth Tarkington. After him are Stephen Vincent Benét, Clare Hollingworth, David Seidler, Ksenia Sobchak, Stephen R. Donaldson, and Jun Maeda.

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Among people born in 1814, Charles Mackay ranks 60Before him are Edwin Stanton, Samuel J. Tilden, Dimitrios Valvis, José Posada Herrera, Lorenzo Snow, and John C. Pemberton.  Among people deceased in 1889, Charles Mackay ranks 70Before him are August Ahlqvist, Juan Montalvo, Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, Lucy Webb Hayes, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, and Daniel Harvey Hill. After him is Simon Cameron.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Mackay ranks 4,423 out of 6,924Before him are Simon Singh (1964), Isaac Roberts (1829), Mackenzie Crook (1971), Nigel Lawson (1932), Edmund Gosse (1849), and Malcolm Gladwell (1963). After him are Dani Filth (1973), Adrian Biddle (1952), Rag'n'Bone Man (1985), Paul Graham (1964), Daniel Massey (1933), and John Nunn (1955).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Charles Mackay ranks 512Before him are H. R. F. Keating (1926), Thomas Percy (1729), Brian Friel (1929), Joanna Baillie (1762), Edmund Gosse (1849), and Malcolm Gladwell (1963). After him are Clare Hollingworth (1911), David Seidler (1937), George Farquhar (1677), Brian Jacques (1939), Alex Garland (1970), and China Miéville (1972).