John Lyly

1554 - 1606

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John Lyly (; c. 1553 or 1554 – November 1606; also spelled Lilly, Lylie, Lylly) was an English writer, dramatist, courtier, and parliamentarian, best known during his lifetime for his two books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and its sequel Euphues and His England (1580), but perhaps best remembered now for his plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lyly has received more than 230,970 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). John Lyly is the 3,816th most popular writer (down from 3,351st in 2019), the 2,824th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,431st in 2019) and the 344th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, John Lyly ranks 3,816 out of 5,794Before him are Susanna Tamaro, Elizabeth Goudge, John Norman, Cecil Day-Lewis, Richard Steele, and Ramón Pérez de Ayala. After him are Léon Damas, Turan Dursun, R. K. Narayan, Robert Herrick, Bret Easton Ellis, and Meir Shalev.

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Among people born in 1554, John Lyly ranks 12Before him are Philip William, Prince of Orange, Philip Sidney, Bálint Balassi, Ernest of Bavaria, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, and Richard Hooker.  Among people deceased in 1606, John Lyly ranks 10Before him are Karel van Mander, Stephen Bocskai, Alessandro Valignano, Guru Arjan, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, and Turibius of Mogrovejo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lyly ranks 2,824 out of 6,924Before him are Phil Taylor (1954), Jack Cardiff (1914), Jason Flemyng (1966), James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797), Tony Martin (1957), and Elizabeth Goudge (1900). After him are John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845), Timothy Laurence (1955), Henry Raeburn (1756), Louis Tomlinson (1991), Robert Herrick (1591), and Vivian Woodward (1879).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Lyly ranks 344Before him are Martin Amis (1949), Grace Aguilar (1816), Anthony Horowitz (1955), George Chapman (1559), Donald Adamson (1939), and Elizabeth Goudge (1900). After him are Robert Herrick (1591), Mary Stewart (1916), Milo Yiannopoulos (1984), Edward William Lane (1801), Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844), and Arthur Ransome (1884).