John Gay

1685 - 1732

John Gay

John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Gay has received more than 498,457 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,487th most popular writer.

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  • 56.49

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, John Gay ranks 1,485 out of 4,883Before him are Tarjei Vesaas, Yosano Akiko, Magda Szabó, Catherine of Bologna, Herbjørg Wassmo, and Betty Friedan. After him are Seamus Heaney, Archestratus, Josef Čapek, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Alexander Radishchev, and Walafrid Strabo.

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Among people born in 1685, John Gay ranks 11Before him are Domenico Scarlatti, Brook Taylor, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, and Edward England. After him are Bartolomeu de Gusmão, William Kent, Dominikus Zimmermann, Farrukhsiyar, Francesco Loredan, and George Hadley. Among people deceased in 1732, John Gay ranks 6Before him are Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Emperor Reigen, Louis Marchand, Woodes Rogers, and André Charles Boulle. After him are Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg, Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, and Marie Thérèse de Bourbon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Gay ranks 1,121 out of 5,347Before him are Penda of Mercia (606), Angus Deaton (1945), Dave Evans (1953), Lewis Hamilton (1985), John Kay (1704), and Frank Lampard (1978). After him are J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), John Charles (1931), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), John Adams (1767), Seamus Heaney (1939), and William Sturgeon (1783).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Gay ranks 132Before him are Barbara Cartland (1901), W. H. Auden (1907), James Murray (1837), John William Polidori (1795), Michael Moorcock (1939), and Alistair MacLean (1922). After him are Seamus Heaney (1939), Walafrid Strabo (808), Robert Southey (1774), Joseph Needham (1900), William Caxton (1422), and Colin Wilson (1931).