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, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although 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. By the end of the century he was placed in the canon of English literature, strongly influencing many writers of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ; the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1888 called one ode "one of the final masterpieces". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Keats has received more than 5,155,250 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). John Keats is the 254th most popular writer (up from 268th in 2019), the 190th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 196th in 2019) and the 28th 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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Among writers, John Keats ranks 254 out of 5,794Before him are Anna Akhmatova, Dario Fo, Torquato Tasso, Carlo Goldoni, Terry Pratchett, and Chinghiz Aitmatov. After him are Germaine de Staël, Frédéric Mistral, Robert Burns, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Henry Miller, and Tomas Tranströmer.

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Among people born in 1795, John Keats ranks 3Before him are James K. Polk and Frederick William IV of Prussia. After him are Leopold von Ranke, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Thomas Carlyle, Johns Hopkins, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Gabriel Lamé, and Alexander Griboyedov. Among people deceased in 1821, John Keats ranks 2Before him is Napoleon. After him are Joseph de Maistre, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Caroline of Brunswick, John William Polidori, Franz Karl Achard, William I, Elector of Hesse, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Gregory V of Constantinople, Tudor Vladimirescu, and Louis Claude Richard.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Keats ranks 190 out of 6,924Before him are Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Ian Fleming (1908), Anne Hathaway (1556), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Terry Pratchett (1948), and Helen Mirren (1945). After him are Boudica (33), Robert Burns (1759), Henry I of England (1068), Henry Morgan (1635), John Logie Baird (1888), and Laurence Olivier (1907).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Keats ranks 28Before him are C. S. Lewis (1898), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), William Golding (1911), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Ian Fleming (1908), and Terry Pratchett (1948). After him are Robert Burns (1759), William Wordsworth (1770), Anna Wintour (1949), Anne Brontë (1820), J. K. Rowling (1965), and Christopher Marlowe (1564).