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John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

1647 - 1680

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John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680) was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court, who reacted against the "spiritual authoritarianism" of the Puritan era. Rochester embodied this new era, and he became as well known for his rakish lifestyle as for his poetry, although the two were often interlinked. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester has received more than 928,143 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester is the 2,254th most popular writer (down from 2,080th in 2019), the 1,747th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,606th in 2019) and the 194th most popular British Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ranks 2,254 out of 5,755Before him are Robert Southey, Pentti Linkola, Noël Coward, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Salvadore Cammarano, and Rahel Varnhagen. After him are Claudine Guérin de Tencin, Andrei Voznesensky, Gaston Paris, Vsevolod Garshin, Rómulo Gallegos, and John Kennedy Toole.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1647, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ranks 11Before him are John George III, Elector of Saxony, Suleiman of Persia, Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, Giovanni Ceva, Constantine Phaulkon, and Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach. After him are Elisabeth Hevelius, William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Petter Dass, and John de Britto. Among people deceased in 1680, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ranks 25Before him are Thomas Bartholin, Per Brahe the Younger, Tokugawa Ietsuna, Joachim Neander, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, and Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, Peter Lely, Frans Post, Kateri Tekakwitha, Marco Uccellini, and Symeon of Polotsk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ranks 1,747 out of 7,765Before him are Antony Beevor (1946), Sid Watkins (1928), Arthur Rackham (1867), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Robert Maynard (1684), and William Sealy Gosset (1876). After him are John Hughlings Jackson (1835), Julian of Norwich (1342), Tom Ellis (1978), Randolph Churchill (1911), Rebecca West (1892), and William Beckford (1760).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester ranks 194Before him are Kenneth Grahame (1859), Richard Aldington (1892), Tobias Smollett (1721), Robert Southey (1774), Noël Coward (1899), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806). After him are Rebecca West (1892), William Beckford (1760), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), George Whitefield (1714), Orderic Vitalis (1075), and Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878).