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 1,432,906 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Matthew Arnold is the 2,200th most popular writer (down from 2,018th in 2019), the 1,696th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,565th in 2019) and the 187th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Matthew Arnold ranks 2,200 out of 5,755Before him are Yasmina Reza, Zygmunt Krasiński, Morgan Robertson, Walter of Châtillon, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, and Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. After him are John Flanagan, Édouard Drumont, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Sholem Asch, Umberto Saba, and Gian Giorgio Trissino.

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Among people born in 1822, Matthew Arnold ranks 36Before him are Joseph Bertrand, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess Januária of Brazil, Joachim Raff, Nikolay Danilevsky, and Fritz Müller. After him are Charles Friedel, Jacob Moleschott, Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz, Frederick Law Olmsted, Adolf Kussmaul, and Jules Antoine Lissajous. Among people deceased in 1888, Matthew Arnold ranks 39Before him are Jean-Marie Guyau, Henri Herz, Auguste Maquet, Ludvig Nobel, Eugène Marin Labiche, and Gustave Boulanger. After him are Vsevolod Garshin, Josif Pančić, Princess Marie of Prussia, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Joseph Dietzgen, and Mikhail Loris-Melikov.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Matthew Arnold ranks 1,696 out of 7,765Before him are George Green (1793), Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Irvine Welsh (1957), Ernest Jones (1879), William Hamilton (1730), and Samantha Eggar (1939). After him are Louise, Princess Royal (1867), Ed Sheeran (1991), Kate Sheppard (1848), Arthur Tansley (1871), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), and John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Matthew Arnold ranks 187Before him are Thomas Gray (1716), Christina Rossetti (1830), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), Edward Young (1683), Edwin Abbott Abbott (1838), and Irvine Welsh (1957). After him are Kenneth Grahame (1859), Richard Aldington (1892), Tobias Smollett (1721), Robert Southey (1774), Noël Coward (1899), and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806).