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Henry Fielding

1707 - 1754

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Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist, irony writer, and dramatist known for earthy humour and satire. His comic novel Tom Jones is still widely appreciated. He and Samuel Richardson are seen as founders of the traditional English novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Fielding has received more than 1,104,013 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Fielding is the 978th most popular writer (down from 769th in 2019), the 775th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 602nd in 2019) and the 95th most popular British Writer.

Henry Fielding is most famous for his novel Tom Jones, which follows the adventures of an orphan boy.

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Among writers, Henry Fielding ranks 978 out of 5,755Before him are Stephen Crane, James Brendan Connolly, Donna Leon, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Vittoria Colonna, and Paulinus of Nola. After him are Danilo Kiš, Daniel Keyes, Zeami Motokiyo, Persius, Prudentius, and William Gibson.

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Among people born in 1707, Henry Fielding ranks 7Before him are Carl Linnaeus, Leonhard Euler, Carlo Goldoni, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Louis I of Spain, and Frederick, Prince of Wales. After him are Louis, Duke of Brittany, Louis-Michel van Loo, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Michel Corrette, Charles Wesley, and Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Among people deceased in 1754, Henry Fielding ranks 6Before him are Mahmud I, Christian Wolff, Abraham de Moivre, Ludvig Holberg, and Maria Anna of Austria. After him are Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Jacopo Riccati, Henry Pelham, Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este, Edward Cave, and Nicolai Eigtved.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Fielding ranks 775 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Spurgeon (1834), Bryan Ferry (1945), James Gregory (1638), E. M. Forster (1879), Charles Laughton (1899), and William Lassell (1799). After him are John of Salisbury (1110), Frederick Fleet (1887), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), James Macpherson (1736), Thomas Tallis (1502), and John Langdon Down (1828).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Henry Fielding ranks 95Before him are Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Samuel Richardson (1689), Bruce Chatwin (1940), Ben Jonson (1572), John Fowles (1926), and E. M. Forster (1879). After him are John William Polidori (1795), Bernard Cornwell (1944), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), James Hadley Chase (1906), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), and Edmund Spenser (1552).