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"; the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood; and 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. By then he had acquired a reputation, which he had encouraged, as a "roistering, drunken and doomed poet".Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales, in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dylan Thomas has received more than 3,480,891 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Dylan Thomas is the 1,095th most popular writer (down from 957th in 2019), the 856th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 723rd in 2019) and the 107th most popular British Writer.

Dylan Thomas is most famous for his poetry.

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  • 56

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  • 5.40

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Among writers, Dylan Thomas ranks 1,095 out of 5,794Before him are Edogawa Ranpo, Shammai, Valerie Solanas, B. H. Liddell Hart, Aron Nimzowitsch, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Christine Nöstlinger, Virginia Henderson, Robert Sheckley, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Marshall Rosenberg, and Gottfried Benn.

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Among people born in 1914, Dylan Thomas ranks 35Before him are Gino Bartali, Etty Hillesum, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Robert Wise, and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark. After him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Max Perutz, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Boris Christoff, Edward T. Hall, and Vjekoslav Luburić. Among people deceased in 1953, Dylan Thomas ranks 28Before him are Hugo Sperrle, Richard Walther Darré, Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, and Ludwig Prandtl. After him are Vera Mukhina, Richard von Mises, Hugo Schmeisser, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Lionel Logue, and Tazio Nuvolari.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dylan Thomas ranks 856 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Peel (1788), Petula Clark (1932), John Hawkins (1532), Peter Mansfield (1933), Lobsang Rampa (1910), and John Edensor Littlewood (1885). After him are Philippa of England (1394), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Colin Maclaurin (1698), Edward Whymper (1840), Ebenezer Howard (1850), and Rob Roy MacGregor (1671).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Dylan Thomas ranks 107Before him are P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), James Hadley Chase (1906), Arthur Hailey (1920), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), and Lobsang Rampa (1910). After him are John Dryden (1631), Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), Robert Browning (1812), and Ruth Rendell (1930).