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John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

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John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English writer, philosopher, art critic and polymath of the Victorian era. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. Ruskin was heavily engaged by the work of Viollet le Duc which he taught to all his pupils including William Morris, notably Viollet le Duc's Dictionary which he considered as "the only book of any value on architecture".Ruskin's writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Ruskin has received more than 3,967,011 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). John Ruskin is the most popular critic, the 362nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 328th in 2019) and the most popular British Critic.

John Ruskin was a Victorian-era art critic and social thinker. He is best known for his book Modern Painters, which was published in three volumes between 1843 and 1860.

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Among critics, John Ruskin ranks 1 out of 5After him are Vladimir Propp, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Vissarion Belinsky, and Roger Ebert.

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Among people born in 1819, John Ruskin ranks 14Before him are Walt Whitman, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, Hippolyte Fizeau, George Eliot, and Maria II of Portugal. After him are William T. G. Morton, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, John Couch Adams, Franz von Suppé, George V of Hanover, and Theodor Fontane. Among people deceased in 1900, John Ruskin ranks 9Before him are Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, and Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Vladimir Solovyov, Étienne Lenoir, Wilhelm Liebknecht, John Sherman, Nicolas Chauvin, and Isaac Levitan.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ruskin ranks 362 out of 7,765Before him are Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bowlby (1907), Theresa May (1956), and George Paget Thomson (1892). After him are John Boyd Dunlop (1840), Thomas Cromwell (1485), Boudica (33), Kate Bush (1958), Marianne Faithfull (1946), and Edward the Confessor (1003).

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Among critics born in United Kingdom, John Ruskin ranks 1