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Dylan Thomas

1914 - 1953

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", as well as the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood. He also wrote stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his death at the age of 39 in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dylan Thomas has received more than 4,352,304 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Dylan Thomas is the 1,171st most popular writer (down from 1,095th in 2019), the 932nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 856th in 2019) and the 110th most popular British Writer.

Dylan Thomas is most famous for his poetry.

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  • 59.81

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Dylan Thomas ranks 1,171 out of 5,755Before him are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Vladimir Korolenko, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Sami Frashëri, Robert Jordan, and Marilyn vos Savant. After him are P. L. Travers, Jernej Kopitar, Alain-Fournier, Theodor Storm, Léon Bloy, and Elsa Triolet.

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Among people born in 1914, Dylan Thomas ranks 46Before him are Norman Borlaug, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Raymond Davis Jr., William Vickrey, Vjekoslav Luburić, and Boris Christoff. After him are Adolfo Bioy Casares, Tyrone Power, Mario Bava, Rafael Kubelík, William Westmoreland, and Agostino Casaroli. Among people deceased in 1953, Dylan Thomas ranks 29Before him are Hugo Sperrle, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Hans Reichenbach. After him are Ludwig Prandtl, Richard von Mises, Nikolay Zelinsky, Vera Mukhina, Tazio Nuvolari, and Hank Williams.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dylan Thomas ranks 932 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Willis (1621), Judith of Flanders (844), Stephen Boyd (1931), Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505), Oliver Reed (1938), and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897). After him are Alan Watts (1915), Derek Barton (1918), Jill Ireland (1936), William Huggins (1824), Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766), and Brian Cox (1946).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Dylan Thomas ranks 110Before him are Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Patrick White (1912), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Thomas Chatterton (1752), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), and Lobsang Rampa (1910). After him are Arthur Hailey (1920), Thomas De Quincey (1785), John Berger (1926), James Anderson (1680), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), and Winifred Wagner (1897).