John Keats

1795 - 1821

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John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. His poems had been in publication for less than four years when he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. They were indifferently received in his lifetime, but his fame grew rapidly after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Keats has received more than 6,682,055 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). John Keats is the 419th most popular writer (down from 350th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 273rd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Writer.

John Keats is most famous for his poetry, particularly his sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer."

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The eve of St. Agnes
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'Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?'Keats's letters have long been regarded as an extraordinary record of poetic development and sout-making. They represent one of the most sustained reflections on the poet's art we have from any of the major English poets. Yet quite apart from the light they throw on the poetry, they are greatworks of literature in their own right. Written with gusto and occasionally painful candour, they show a powerful intelligence struggling to come to terms with its own mortality. Sometimes bitterly jealous in love and socially and financially insecure, at others playful and confident of his owngreatness, Keats interweaves his personal plight with the history of a Britain emerging from the long years of the Napoleonic Wars into a world of political unrest, profound social change, and commercial expansion.This selection of 170 letters, written between 1816 and 1820, includes a new introduction and notes by Jon Mee explaining both the personal and political contexts that brought them to life.
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Among writers, John Keats ranks 419 out of 7,302Before him are Sylvia Plath, Thomas Bernhard, Patrick Modiano, Ivar Aasen, Savitribai Phule, and Heinrich Mann. After him are Arion, Sholem Aleichem, Lactantius, Constantine P. Cavafy, Seneca the Elder, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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Among people born in 1795, John Keats ranks 5Before him are James K. Polk, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Leopold von Ranke, and Anna Pavlovna of Russia. After him are Thomas Carlyle, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ary Scheffer, Dred Scott, Alexander Griboyedov, and Ernst Heinrich Weber. Among people deceased in 1821, John Keats ranks 2Before him is Napoleon. After him are Joseph de Maistre, Caroline of Brunswick, John William Polidori, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Franz Karl Achard, Johann Jacob Schweppe, William I, Elector of Hesse, Tudor Vladimirescu, Gregory V of Constantinople, and Jean Rapp.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Keats ranks 300 out of 8,785Before him are William Morris (1834), Æthelred the Unready (968), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Julie Andrews (1935), Randal Cremer (1828), and Henry Morton Stanley (1841). After him are Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), Peter Sellers (1925), Rod Stewart (1945), Harold Macmillan (1894), Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), and John Herschel (1792).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Keats ranks 33Before him are Anne Brontë (1820), C. S. Lewis (1898), William Wordsworth (1770), Ken Follett (1949), Ian Fleming (1908), and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792). After him are Graham Greene (1904), John Galsworthy (1867), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828), G. K. Chesterton (1874), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and Thomas Paine (1737).