John Webster

1578 - 1634

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John Webster (c. 1580 – c. 1632) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Webster has received more than 538,680 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Webster is the 1,502nd most popular writer (up from 1,809th in 2019), the 1,172nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,373rd in 2019) and the 137th most popular British Writer.

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  • 540k

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  • 67.46

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.48

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  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, John Webster ranks 1,502 out of 5,794Before him are Naim Frashëri, Juan Marsé, Rafael Sabatini, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Ruy González de Clavijo, and Paul Goma. After him are David Grossman, Robert Wilson, Patricia Cornwell, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Dominique Venner, and Avianus.

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Among people born in 1578, John Webster ranks 7Before him are Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, William Harvey, Philip III of Spain, François Ravaillac, Adam Elsheimer, and Francesco Albani. After him are Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Fede Galizia, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, and Benedetto Castelli. Among people deceased in 1634, John Webster ranks 4Before him are Albrecht von Wallenstein, Hendrick Avercamp, and Adriano Banchieri. After him are Urbain Grandier, John Albert Vasa, Edward Coke, António de Andrade, Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, George Chapman, and John Marston.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Webster ranks 1,172 out of 6,924Before him are Robert Fludd (1574), John Lindley (1799), Patrick Macnee (1922), John Entwistle (1944), James Jeans (1877), and Mary Dyer (1611). After him are Jethro Tull (1674), Jack Phillips (1887), William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (1520), Frank Lampard (1978), Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1869), and Joan of Kent (1328).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Webster ranks 137Before him are Joseph Needham (1900), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Vita Sackville-West (1892), Samuel Pepys (1633), and Seamus Heaney (1939). After him are Walafrid Strabo (808), Edward Lear (1812), James Hilton (1900), Michael Moorcock (1939), John Gay (1685), and Robert Southey (1774).