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E. P. Thompson

1924 - 1993

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Edward Palmer Thompson (3 February 1924 – 28 August 1993) was an English historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner. He is best known today for his historical work on the radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular The Making of the English Working Class (1963).Thompson published biographies of William Morris (1955) and (posthumously) William Blake (1993) and was a prolific journalist and essayist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. P. Thompson has received more than 537,156 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). E. P. Thompson is the 127th most popular historian (down from 105th in 2019), the 1,522nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,244th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Historian.

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Among historians, E. P. Thompson ranks 127 out of 339Before him are Richard Pipes, John Kinnamos, Norman Davies, Guibert of Nogent, Augustin Thierry, and Max Dvořák. After him are August Ludwig von Schlözer, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, Helmold, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Heinrich von Treitschke, and Ian Kershaw.

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Among people born in 1924, E. P. Thompson ranks 124Before him are Dawda Jawara, Gene Deitch, Daniel Inouye, Jean Girault, Khamtai Siphandon, and Rikidōzan. After him are Aman Andom, William Auld, Allan Edwall, Carlo Bergonzi, Cicely Tyson, and Edward Cassidy. Among people deceased in 1993, E. P. Thompson ranks 74Before him are Yen Chia-kan, Silvina Ocampo, Nina Berberova, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Pierre Bérégovoy, and Desanka Maksimović. After him are John Connally, Maurice Yaméogo, Wolfgang Lotz, Jan Gies, John Tuzo Wilson, and René Pleven.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, E. P. Thompson ranks 1,522 out of 7,765Before him are Alison Steadman (1946), Roger Hodgson (1950), Joan Hickson (1906), William Prout (1785), Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836), and David Hemmings (1941). After him are James Faulkner (1948), Robert Stephenson (1803), Jim Carter (1948), William Paley (1743), John Bowring (1792), and Clarke Abel (1780).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, E. P. Thompson ranks 11Before him are Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Anthony Blunt (1907), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), and Norman Davies (1939). After him are Ian Kershaw (1943), Arnold Toynbee (1852), Steven Runciman (1903), Antony Beevor (1946), Robert Conquest (1917), and Charles Forbes René de Montalembert (1810).