John Ruskin

1819 - 1900

John Ruskin

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, philosopher, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His 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 2,305,490 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular critic.

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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 11Before him are Clara Schumann, Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, and Báb. After him are Hippolyte Fizeau, Maria II of Portugal, George Eliot, Franz von Suppé, William T. G. Morton, and George V of Hanover. Among people deceased in 1900, John Ruskin ranks 8Before him are Oscar Wilde, Gottlieb Daimler, Max Müller, Wilhelm Steinitz, Umberto I of Italy, and Ivan Aivazovsky. After him are Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Osman Nuri Pasha, John Sherman, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Isaac Levitan.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Ruskin ranks 310 out of 5,347Before him are Jon Lord (1941), Henry Moore (1898), Arthur Harden (1865), Empress Matilda (1102), Anne Hathaway (1556), and David Lloyd George (1863). After him are Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), Mary Read (1695), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), Margaret Tudor (1489), James Parkinson (1755), and Saint Boniface (680).

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Among critics born in United Kingdom, John Ruskin ranks 1