John Ford

1586 - 1639

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John Ford (1586 – c. 1639) was an English playwright and poet of the Jacobean and Caroline eras born in Ilsington in Devon, England. His plays deal mainly with the conflict between passion and conscience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ford has received more than 2,623,148 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Ford is the 2,821st most popular writer (down from 2,533rd in 2019), the 2,135th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,866th in 2019) and the 249th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, John Ford ranks 2,821 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Grandison Finney, Na Hye-sok, Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, Hendrik Willem van Loon, Sarah Fuller Flower Adams, and A. S. Byatt. After him are Pascal Quignard, Friedrich Wolf, Curt von Bardeleben, Rahul Sankrityayan, Daniel Varoujan, and Tudor Arghezi.

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Among people born in 1586, John Ford ranks 10Before him are Pietro Della Valle, Johann Schein, Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia, Jan Wildens, and Pau Claris i Casademunt. After him are Théophraste Renaudot, Alessandro Grandi, Niccolò Zucchi, Luke Foxe, Leo Allatius, and Juan Gómez de Mora. Among people deceased in 1639, John Ford ranks 11Before him are Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, Roelant Savery, Martin Opitz, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Stefano Landi, and Augusta of Denmark. After him are Johannes Meursius and Johann Philipp, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ford ranks 2,135 out of 6,924Before him are William Nicol (1770), John Fastolf (1380), John Michael Wright (1617), Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883), Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805), and A. S. Byatt (1936). After him are Gary Brooker (1945), Sarah Miles (1941), Rick Davies (1944), Maryam d'Abo (1960), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), and Terence Fisher (1904).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Ford ranks 249Before him are Robert Chambers (1802), Sister Nivedita (1867), Charles Lamb (1775), Caroline Graham (1931), Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805), and A. S. Byatt (1936). After him are William Auld (1924), Robert Harris (1957), Anthony Berkeley Cox (1893), William Hope Hodgson (1877), Michael Bond (1926), and Charles Kingsley (1819).