John Marston

1576 - 1634

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John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – 25 June 1634) was an English playwright, poet and satirist during the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean periods. His career as a writer lasted only a decade. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Marston has received more than 76,786 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Marston is the 5,462nd most popular writer (down from 5,243rd in 2019), the 4,150th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,206th in 2019) and the 468th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 77k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The scourge of villanie, 1599
Social life and customs, Early works to 1800, Crime
The malcontent
Drama, Kings and rulers, Succession
The Dutch courtesan
English drama, English drama (Comedy)
Antonio and Mellida
The plays of John Marston
Our recent actors
Actors, Theater, History

Page views of John Marstons by language

Over the past year John Marston has had the most page views in the with 3,320 views, followed by German (2,283), and Russian (1,802). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (38.86%), Catalan (37.76%), and Danish (28.89%)


Among writers, John Marston ranks 5,462 out of 7,302Before him are Jeffrey Eugenides, Per Wästberg, Petras Cvirka, Algis Budrys, Théodore Aubanel, and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew. After him are Eugenio Montejo, Jakub Arbes, Patricia Wrightson, Emilia Lanier, Gonzalo Rojas, and Martin Cruz Smith.

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Among people born in 1576, John Marston ranks 13Before him are Archduchess Catherine Renata of Austria, Jan Sarkander, Rudolph, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, David Vinckboons, Gregorio Fernández, and Johann Schreck. After him are Thomas Weelkes, and William Ames. Among people deceased in 1634, John Marston ranks 19Before him are Johann von Aldringen, Johann Carolus, Edward Coke, Taranatha, Sophia of Holstein-Gottorp, and George Chapman. After him is Thomas Button.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Marston ranks 4,150 out of 8,785Before him are Roger Hargreaves (1935), Herbert Baddeley (1872), Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet (1707), Mike Summerbee (1942), Thomas Phillips (1770), and Daphne Oram (1925). After him are John Milne (1850), Steve Bruce (1960), William John Swainson (1789), Roger of Wendover (1200), George Clausen (1852), and Samuel Palmer (1805).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Marston ranks 468Before him are John Clare (1793), Dan Houser (1974), Richard Hoggart (1918), Kate Atkinson (1951), William Muir (1819), and Roger Hargreaves (1935). After him are Emilia Lanier (1569), Elizabeth Montagu (1718), Edward Rutherfurd (1948), Bruno Heller (1960), Thomas Nashe (1567), and Steven Moffat (1961).