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Matthew Lewis

1775 - 1818

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Matthew Gregory Lewis (9 July 1775 – 14 or 16 May 1818) was an English novelist and dramatist, whose writings are often classified as "Gothic horror". He was frequently referred to as "Monk" Lewis, because of the success of his 1796 Gothic novel The Monk. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew Lewis has received more than 79,825 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Matthew Lewis is the 1,403rd most popular writer (down from 1,277th in 2019), the 1,111th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 994th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular British Writer.

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.98

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  • 3.06

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Among writers, Matthew Lewis ranks 1,403 out of 5,755Before him are Marcus Garvey, Lord Alfred Douglas, A. E. van Vogt, Philippe Soupault, Martin Gardner, and Colin Dexter. After him are Gavrila Derzhavin, Ivan Kotliarevsky, Sadegh Hedayat, Ida Tarbell, Ausiàs March, and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.

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Among people born in 1775, Matthew Lewis ranks 17Before him are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Étienne-Louis Malus, Adam Albert von Neipperg, François-Adrien Boieldieu, and Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle. After him are Farkas Bolyai, Bernhard Crusell, Manuel García, Camillo Borghese, 6th Prince of Sulmona, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, and Teréz Brunszvik. Among people deceased in 1818, Matthew Lewis ranks 14Before him are Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Alexandre Pétion, Warren Hastings, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, and Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon. After him are Heinrich Füger, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Johann Nikolaus Forkel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Matthew Lewis ranks 1,111 out of 7,765Before him are Clive Granger (1934), Kenny Baker (1934), Colin Dexter (1930), Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (1517), Thomas Lawrence (1769), and Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883). After him are Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Rick Astley (1966), Robert Faurisson (1929), Joan Robinson (1903), Emily Blunt (1983), and Tim Staffell (1948).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Matthew Lewis ranks 122Before him are Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Butler (1612), Neil Gaiman (1960), John Dryden (1631), Lord Alfred Douglas (1870), and Colin Dexter (1930). After him are Robert Faurisson (1929), Robert Browning (1812), Joseph Needham (1900), James Murray (1837), Evelyn Waugh (1903), and Allen Carr (1934).