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Geoffrey of Monmouth

1090 - 1155

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Geoffrey of Monmouth (Latin: Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy; c. 1095 – c. 1155) was a cleric from Monmouth, Wales, and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey of Monmouth has received more than 1,010,292 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Geoffrey of Monmouth is the 638th most popular writer (down from 626th in 2019), the 500th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 489th in 2019) and the 60th most popular British Writer.

Geoffrey of Monmouth is most famous for writing a book called History of the Kings of Britain.

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  • 54

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Among writers, Geoffrey of Monmouth ranks 638 out of 5,755Before him are John Irving, Edward Bernays, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Vasubandhu, Poliziano, and Carlo Gozzi. After him are Curzio Malaparte, Edmond Rostand, Leo Africanus, Stieg Larsson, Luqman, and Verner von Heidenstam.

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Among people born in 1090, Geoffrey of Monmouth ranks 2Before him is Bernard of Clairvaux. After him are Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, Antipope Anacletus II, Eric II of Denmark, Sigurd the Crusader, Ulvhild Håkansdotter, Douce I, Countess of Provence, and Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester. Among people deceased in 1155, Geoffrey of Monmouth ranks 1After him are Arnold of Brescia, Al-Khazini, Li Qingzhao, Emperor Konoe, Sigurd II of Norway, and David V of Georgia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey of Monmouth ranks 500 out of 7,765Before him are John Bonham (1948), Betty Williams (1943), Ronnie Wood (1947), Albert Finney (1936), John Barry (1933), and James Hutton (1726). After him are William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Stanley Baldwin (1867), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Frank Williams (1942), George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859), and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey of Monmouth ranks 60Before him are Samuel Butler (1835), Samuel Johnson (1709), John Donne (1572), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), John Bunyan (1628), and Daphne du Maurier (1907). After him are William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Oliver Sacks (1933), Walter Raleigh (1554), Thomas Hardy (1840), Tony Buzan (1942), and Alexander Pope (1688).