Matthew Arnold

1822 - 1888

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Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the celebrated headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew Arnold has received more than 1,316,679 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Matthew Arnold is the 2,019th most popular writer (up from 2,113th in 2019), the 1,566th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 178th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Matthew Arnold ranks 2,019 out of 5,794Before him are Maria Shriver, Johnston McCulley, Charles Maturin, Maurice Sendak, Nelson Algren, and Gaston Paris. After him are James M. Cain, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Gottschalk of Orbais, Julian Tuwim, Neil Postman, and Oscar Milosz.

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Among people born in 1822, Matthew Arnold ranks 33Before him are Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Joseph Bertrand, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale, Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa, and Charles Friedel. After him are Joachim Raff, Fritz Müller, Adolf Kussmaul, Jacob Moleschott, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, and Nikolay Danilevsky. Among people deceased in 1888, Matthew Arnold ranks 33Before him are Catherine Eddowes, Dora d'Istria, Charles Cros, Jean-Marie Guyau, Princess Helena of Nassau, and Gustave Boulanger. After him are Philip Sheridan, Vsevolod Garshin, Auguste Maquet, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden, Josif Pančić, and Eugène Marin Labiche.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Matthew Arnold ranks 1,566 out of 6,924Before him are Catherine Ashton (1956), George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737), Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Ælle of Sussex (500). After him are Malcolm McLaren (1946), Elizabeth Siddal (1829), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Sam Worthington (1976), Roger Byrne (1929), and Paul Scholes (1974).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Matthew Arnold ranks 178Before him are Richard Aldington (1892), Thomas Kyd (1558), Kingsley Amis (1922), Tom Sharpe (1928), Anne Perry (1938), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806). After him are Elizabeth Siddal (1829), John Fletcher (1579), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Alan Sillitoe (1928), Terry Eagleton (1943), and Christina Rossetti (1830).