Edward Carpenter

1844 - 1929

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Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English utopian socialist, poet, philosopher, anthologist, an early activist for gay rights and prison reform whilst advocating vegetarianism and taking a stance against vivisection. As a philosopher he was particularly known for his publication of Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure. Here he described civilisation as a form of disease through which human societies pass.An early advocate of sexual liberation, he had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo, and inspired E. M. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Carpenter has received more than 326,192 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Edward Carpenter is the 4,464th most popular writer (down from 4,158th in 2019), the 3,450th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 411th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Edward Carpenter ranks 4,464 out of 5,794Before him are Karel van de Woestijne, Joe Paterno, Sylvia Nasar, Nikolai Tikhonov, Neal Stephenson, and Aaron Sorkin. After him are Šatrijos Ragana, Jeffrey Eugenides, Olive Schreiner, Fedde Schurer, Aminata Sow Fall, and James Dashner.

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Among people born in 1844, Edward Carpenter ranks 82Before him are Vassily Maximov, Alexei Fedchenko, Georgios Theotokis, Dimitrios Rallis, Patrick Manson, and Klaus Berntsen. After him are John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Arthur Gardiner Butler, Émile Oustalet, Josip Jurčič, Edmonia Lewis, and Mary Katharine Brandegee. Among people deceased in 1929, Edward Carpenter ranks 100Before him are David Dunbar Buick, Emilie Snethlage, Jozef Murgaš, Manuel Díaz, Wilfred Baddeley, and Karel van de Woestijne. After him are Ray Lankester, Ted Wilde, Julian Fałat, Antoni Lange, Jean-Baptiste Mimiague, and Burton Downing.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Carpenter ranks 3,450 out of 6,924Before him are Kay Kendall (1927), Gary McKinnon (1966), Gabrielle Anwar (1970), Dexter Fletcher (1966), John Negroponte (1939), and Hugh Falconer (1808). After him are George Back (1796), Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1800), Lee Kerslake (1947), Burt Kwouk (1930), Gemma Arterton (1986), and Alun Armstrong (1946).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Edward Carpenter ranks 411Before him are Michael Frayn (1933), William Harrison Ainsworth (1805), Steven Moffat (1961), I. A. Richards (1893), Fay Weldon (1931), and Michael Grant (1914). After him are Hanif Kureishi (1954), Peter F. Hamilton (1960), Richard Llewellyn (1906), George Holyoake (1817), Roger Ascham (1515), and Tanith Lee (1947).