Isaac Watts

1674 - 1748

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Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian minister (Congregational), hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. His works include "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", "Joy to the World", and "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Watts has received more than 560,732 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Isaac Watts is the 4,048th most popular writer (down from 3,918th in 2019), the 3,022nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,955th in 2019) and the 364th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Isaac Watts ranks 4,048 out of 5,794Before him are Kostas Karyotakis, Guillermo Arriaga, Maria Edgeworth, Rachel de Queiroz, Bolesław Leśmian, and Leopold Staff. After him are Rod Serling, Henry of Huntingdon, James Agee, Wolfgang Koeppen, Jean Clair, and Jan Andrzej Morsztyn.

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Among people born in 1674, Isaac Watts ranks 9Before him are Jethro Tull, Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Jeremiah Clarke, Ibrahim Muteferrika, Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, and Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon. After him is Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend. Among people deceased in 1748, Isaac Watts ranks 15Before him are William Kent, Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, Abul Khair Khan, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Aleksei Chirikov, and Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun. After him are James Thomson and William Adam.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Watts ranks 3,022 out of 6,924Before him are Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914), Maria Edgeworth (1768), Michael Rennie (1909), James B. Francis (1815), Olivia Williams (1968), and Verney Lovett Cameron (1844). After him are Henry of Huntingdon (1080), Joe Fagan (1921), Glen Matlock (1956), Michael Winner (1935), Lita Ford (1958), and Ray Reardon (1932).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Isaac Watts ranks 364Before him are Len Deighton (1929), Joe Abercrombie (1974), Robert Bolt (1924), John Gower (1330), M. R. James (1862), and Maria Edgeworth (1768). After him are Henry of Huntingdon (1080), Charles Montagu Doughty (1843), Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743), Stephen Baxter (1957), Brian Lumley (1937), and Thomas Nashe (1567).