Laurence Sterne

1713 - 1768

Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laurence Sterne has received more than 430,460 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 461st most popular writer.

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Among writers, Laurence Sterne ranks 458 out of 4,883Before him are Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Brodsky, Paul Éluard, Attar of Nishapur, Octavio Paz, and Athenaeus. After him are Boris Vian, Sándor Petőfi, William Wordsworth, Natsume Sōseki, Margaret Atwood, and Sidney Sheldon.

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Among people born in 1713, Laurence Sterne ranks 3Before him are Denis Diderot and Ferdinand VI of Spain. After him are Alexis Clairaut, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Junípero Serra, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Allan Ramsay, and John Whitehurst. Among people deceased in 1768, Laurence Sterne ranks 4Before him are Canaletto, Marie Leszczyńska, and Johann Joachim Winckelmann. After him are Nicola Porpora, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Georg Brandt, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Francesco Maria Veracini, and Hermann Samuel Reimarus.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Laurence Sterne ranks 19 out of 366Before him are Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Michael Gambon (1940), W. B. Yeats (1865), Anne Bonny (1702), Pierce Brosnan (1953), and William Rowan Hamilton (1805). After him are Ernest Shackleton (1874), Richard Harris (1930), Columbanus (540), Michael Collins (1890), Katie McGrath (1983), and Francis Beaufort (1774).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Laurence Sterne ranks 8Before him are James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), Bram Stoker (1847), and W. B. Yeats (1865). After him are Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), Thomas Moore (1779), and Sheridan Le Fanu (1814).