Hamnet Shakespeare

1585 - 1596

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Hamnet Shakespeare (baptised 2 February 1585 – buried 11 August 1596) was the only son of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, and the fraternal twin of Judith Shakespeare. He died at the age of 11. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hamnet Shakespeare has received more than 2,103,782 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hamnet Shakespeare is the 3,047th most popular writer (down from 2,402nd in 2019), the 2,221st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,841st in 2019) and the 256th most popular British Writer.

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  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among writers, Hamnet Shakespeare ranks 3,047 out of 7,302Before him are Vydūnas, Anyte of Tegea, Dmitry Pisarev, Theodor Kallifatides, Charles Blanc, and Yury Vlasov. After him are Jens Fink-Jensen, José María Arguedas, Azalais de Porcairagues, Nikolay Nosov, Tarafa, and Joseph Joffo.

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Among people born in 1585, Hamnet Shakespeare ranks 15Before him are Lucilio Vanini, Zacharias Janssen, John Rolfe, Jacques Lemercier, Mary Ward, and Massimo Stanzione. After him are Johann Baptist Cysat, Frederick I, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Pedro Teixeira, Domenico II Contarini, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder. Among people deceased in 1596, Hamnet Shakespeare ranks 8Before him are Jean Bodin, Anna Jagiellon, Koca Sinan Pasha, Blaise de Vigenère, George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Pellegrino Tibaldi. After him are Giaches de Wert, Pierre Pithou, and George Peele.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hamnet Shakespeare ranks 2,221 out of 8,785Before him are Charles Wesley (1707), Edith Tolkien (1889), Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), Steve McManaman (1972), and Roger Hunt (1938). After him are Frank Bridge (1879), Richard Wilson (1714), Joseph Fiennes (1970), Mark Williams (1959), William Robert Grove (1811), and Rufus Sewell (1967).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Hamnet Shakespeare ranks 256Before him are Lytton Strachey (1880), Caroline Graham (1931), Michael Jackson (1942), Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), and Alan Sillitoe (1928). After him are Robert Fisk (1946), William Ernest Henley (1849), Jojo Moyes (1969), Ken Robinson (1950), Robert Harris (1957), and Lady Caroline Lamb (1785).