John Fletcher

1579 - 1625

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John Fletcher (1579–1625) was a Jacobean playwright. Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivalled Shakespeare's. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Fletcher has received more than 24,949 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). John Fletcher is the 2,062nd most popular writer (up from 2,125th in 2019), the 1,593rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,574th in 2019) and the 180th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, John Fletcher ranks 2,062 out of 5,794Before him are Anonymus, Yehuda Amichai, Aristeas, Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail, William Moulton Marston, and Leonora Christina Ulfeldt. After him are Bella Akhmadulina, Parthenius of Nicaea, Pjetër Bogdani, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Idries Shah, and Clark Ashton Smith.

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Among people born in 1579, John Fletcher ranks 6Before him are Frans Snyders, Tirso de Molina, Tokugawa Hidetada, Martin de Porres, and Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. After him are Jens Munk, Juan Pablo Bonet, Johannes Meursius, Luis Vélez de Guevara, and John Ogilvie. Among people deceased in 1625, John Fletcher ranks 14Before him are Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, Honoré d'Urfé, and Orlando Gibbons. After him are Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John Florio, and Thomas Lodge.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Fletcher ranks 1,593 out of 6,924Before him are Edward Colston (1636), William Hamilton (1730), Beorhtric of Wessex (800), Tom Courtenay (1937), Rupert Grint (1988), and Michael Owen (1979). After him are Jeff Lynne (1947), John Muir (1838), Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770), Beau Brummell (1778), Stephen Langton (1150), and Anthony Blunt (1907).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Fletcher ranks 180Before him are Kingsley Amis (1922), Tom Sharpe (1928), Anne Perry (1938), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Matthew Arnold (1822), and Elizabeth Siddal (1829). After him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Alan Sillitoe (1928), Terry Eagleton (1943), Christina Rossetti (1830), Noël Coward (1899), and Herbert Read (1893).