Edmund Spenser

1552 - 1599

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Edmund Spenser (; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Spenser has received more than 1,380,538 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Edmund Spenser is the 701st most popular writer (up from 933rd in 2019), the 554th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 703rd in 2019) and the 69th most popular British Writer.

Edmund Spenser is most famous for his epic poem The Faerie Queene.

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Among writers, Edmund Spenser ranks 701 out of 5,794Before him are Sayat-Nova, Gnaeus Naevius, Leo Africanus, Claudian, Maurice Druon, and Ambrose Bierce. After him are Kōbō Abe, John Dos Passos, Ferenc Molnár, Alfred de Vigny, Per Olov Enquist, and Marie Mancini.

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Among people born in 1552, Edmund Spenser ranks 8Before him are Pope Paul V, Boris Godunov, Matteo Ricci, Vasili IV of Russia, Seonjo of Joseon, and Lavinia Fontana. After him are Hans von Aachen, Jost Bürgi, Henri, Prince of Condé, Petrus Plancius, Agrippa d'Aubigné, and Dom Justo Takayama. Among people deceased in 1599, Edmund Spenser ranks 1After him are Gabrielle d'Estrées, Beatrice Cenci, Luca Marenzio, Maeda Toshiie, Andrew Báthory, Chōsokabe Motochika, Eknath, Menocchio, Archduchess Catherine Renata of Austria, Cornelis de Houtman, and Francisco Guerrero.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edmund Spenser ranks 554 out of 6,924Before him are J. L. Austin (1911), E. H. Carr (1892), Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Chris Slade (1946), and Malcolm Young (1953). After him are William John Macquorn Rankine (1820), George Mallory (1886), Karl Pearson (1857), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), William Byrd (1543), and Brook Taylor (1685).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edmund Spenser ranks 69Before him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and John Bunyan (1628). After him are Douglas Adams (1952), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Muriel Spark (1918), Tony Buzan (1942), Frederick Forsyth (1938), and Jane Hawking (1944).