Gerard Manley Hopkins

1844 - 1889

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Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame placed him among leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody – notably his concept of sprung rhythm – established him as an innovator, as did his praise of God through vivid use of imagery and nature. Only after his death did Robert Bridges publish a few of Hopkins's mature poems in anthologies, hoping to prepare for wider acceptance of his style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard Manley Hopkins has received more than 904,807 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Gerard Manley Hopkins is the 3,861st most popular writer (down from 3,637th in 2019), the 2,856th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,663rd in 2019) and the 349th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Gerard Manley Hopkins ranks 3,861 out of 5,794Before him are Robert Garnier, Georges Courteline, Thaddeus Bulgarin, Henry Bataille, Larry Collins, and Simo Matavulj. After him are Leigh Brackett, E. B. White, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Arthur Ransome, Juhan Liiv, and Oskar Luts.

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Among people born in 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins ranks 68Before him are Camille Lemonnier, James Guillaume, Detlev von Liliencron, Gustave Schlumberger, Alois Riehl, and Robert Themptander. After him are Verney Lovett Cameron, Jules de Burlet, Marie Spartali Stillman, Ahmet Mithat, Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, and Numa Droz. Among people deceased in 1889, Gerard Manley Hopkins ranks 60Before him are Ignatz Kolisch, Albrecht Ritschl, Gustav Lange, Sergey Botkin, Paul du Bois-Reymond, and Warren De la Rue. After him are José Joaquín Pérez, Miles Joseph Berkeley, Domingo Santa María, August Ahlqvist, Juan Montalvo, and Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gerard Manley Hopkins ranks 2,856 out of 6,924Before him are Ben Whishaw (1980), Mel B (1975), William Withering (1741), G. I. Taylor (1886), Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth (1876), and Dennis Stratton (1952). After him are Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724), Arthur Ransome (1884), Philip Reeve (1966), Warwick Davis (1970), Edward Hardwicke (1932), and Kathleen Kenyon (1906).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Gerard Manley Hopkins ranks 349Before him are Elizabeth Goudge (1900), John Lyly (1554), Robert Herrick (1591), Mary Stewart (1916), Milo Yiannopoulos (1984), and Edward William Lane (1801). After him are Arthur Ransome (1884), Philip Reeve (1966), Max Beerbohm (1872), Ronald Knox (1888), Eleanor Farjeon (1881), and Robert Greene (1558).