Joseph Addison

1672 - 1719

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Addison has received more than 536,126 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,291st most popular writer.

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Among writers, Joseph Addison ranks 1,290 out of 4,883Before him are Donna Leon, Peter Altenberg, Martha Gellhorn, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Liang Qichao, and Alfred Thayer Mahan. After him are Elsa Triolet, Anthony Bourdain, Neil Gaiman, R. L. Stine, Ira Levin, and Philip Pullman.

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Among people born in 1672, Joseph Addison ranks 2Before him is Peter the Great. After him are Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Nicolas de Grigny, Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Richard Steele. Among people deceased in 1719, Joseph Addison ranks 8Before him are Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Michel Rolle, John Flamsteed, Benjamin Hornigold, Johann Friedrich Böttger, and Yamamoto Tsunetomo. After him are Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Boris Sheremetev, Arp Schnitger, Arnold Houbraken, and Farrukhsiyar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Addison ranks 986 out of 5,347Before him are Woodes Rogers (1679), Mike Hailwood (1940), Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883), Denholm Elliott (1922), Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671), and Anne Hyde (1637). After him are James Mason (1909), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Daniel Burley Woolfall (1852), Charles Spearman (1863), Neil Gaiman (1960), and Orlando Bloom (1977).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Joseph Addison ranks 119Before him are Arthur Hailey (1920), Alice Bailey (1880), Lee Child (1954), P. D. James (1920), Allan Pinkerton (1819), and Samuel Pepys (1633). After him are Neil Gaiman (1960), Philip Pullman (1946), Evelyn Waugh (1903), Ruth Rendell (1930), Winifred Wagner (1897), and Jane Hawking (1944).