John Bunyan

1628 - 1688

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John Bunyan (; baptised 30 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English writer and Puritan preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons. Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bunyan has received more than 1,138,294 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). John Bunyan is the 689th most popular writer (down from 639th in 2019), the 538th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 477th in 2019) and the 68th most popular British Writer.

John Bunyan is most famous for writing The Pilgrim's Progress.

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Among writers, John Bunyan ranks 689 out of 5,794Before him are Witold Gombrowicz, Theocritus, André Chénier, Pietro Metastasio, Alain-René Lesage, and Suman Pokhrel. After him are Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, Madame Roland, Pierre Boulle, Matilde Camus, and Sayat-Nova.

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Among people born in 1628, John Bunyan ranks 4Before him are Charles Perrault, Marcello Malpighi, and Jacob van Ruisdael. After him are Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Muazzez Sultan, François Girardon, Robert Cambert, and Carlo Cignani. Among people deceased in 1688, John Bunyan ranks 3Before him are Henry Morgan and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Ferdinand Verbiest, Claude Perrault, Narai, Constantine Phaulkon, Joachim von Sandrart, Philippe Quinault, Abraham Duquesne, Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, and Maximilian Henry of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bunyan ranks 538 out of 6,924Before him are Edmund Ironside (993), A. S. Neill (1883), Bob Hoskins (1942), Alice Liddell (1852), Tony Scott (1944), and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844). After him are Charles Laughton (1899), Richard Branson (1950), Thomas Chippendale (1718), John Wallis (1616), Charles Dance (1946), and Pope Adrian IV (1100).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Bunyan ranks 68Before him are Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), Diana Wynne Jones (1934), and Daphne du Maurier (1907). After him are Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Muriel Spark (1918), Tony Buzan (1942), and Frederick Forsyth (1938).