Horace Walpole

1717 - 1797

Horace Walpole

Horatio Walpole (), 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797), also known as Horace Walpole, was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician.He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, south-west London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors. His literary reputation rests on the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764), and his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. They have been published by Yale University Press in 48 volumes.The youngest son of the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, he became the 4th and last Earl of Orford on his nephew's death in 1791. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace Walpole has received more than 630,961 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,772nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Horace Walpole ranks 4,743 out of 14,801Before him are Antonia the Elder, Hazael, Yamato Takeru, Igor Smirnov, Ahmed Izzet Pasha, and Maria of Montpellier. After him are Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Georgy Pyatakov, Áed mac Cináeda, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Muhammad I Tapar, and Yury Luzhkov.

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Among people born in 1717, Horace Walpole ranks 9Before him are Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Mustafa III, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Johann Stamitz, Peter III of Portugal, and Ernst Gideon von Laudon. After him are Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, David Garrick, Ebrahim Afshar, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst. Among people deceased in 1797, Horace Walpole ranks 11Before him are François-Noël Babeuf, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, and Joseph Wright of Derby. After him are Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, Lazare Hoche, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec, Pasquale Anfossi, and Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Horace Walpole ranks 1,023 out of 5,347Before him are Van Morrison (1945), Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), Clive Granger (1934), Philippa of England (1394), Robert Clive (1725), and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868). After him are Alan Watts (1915), Henry (1100), Cliff Williams (1949), Clive Owen (1964), Samuel Crompton (1753), and Andy Serkis (1964).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Horace Walpole ranks 167Before him are Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford (1504), Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565), Philippa of England (1394), Robert Clive (1725), and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (1868). After him are Jeremy Corbyn (1949), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), William the Lion (1142), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Catherine Ashton (1956), and Denis Thatcher (1915).