Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Goldsmith has received more than 746,119 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Goldsmith is the 1,574th most popular writer (up from 1,677th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 67th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Irish Writer.

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Among writers, Oliver Goldsmith ranks 1,574 out of 5,794Before him are Remy de Gourmont, Gottfried von Strassburg, Sima Xiangru, Théodore de Banville, Jean-François Marmontel, and Ildefonsus. After him are Monique Wittig, Marie de Gournay, Semonides of Amorgos, Enzo of Sardinia, Arseny Tarkovsky, and Watchman Nee.

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Among people born in 1728, Oliver Goldsmith ranks 14Before him are Étienne-Louis Boullée, Robert Adam, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, John Hunter, and Samuel Wallis. After him are Antoine Baumé, Johann Adam Hiller, Ali Bey al-Kabir, Matthew Boulton, Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Carlo Allioni. Among people deceased in 1774, Oliver Goldsmith ranks 9Before him are François Quesnay, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Niccolò Jommelli, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, and Robert Clive. After him are Jacques-François Blondel, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin, Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg, and Johan Peter Falk.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Oliver Goldsmith ranks 65 out of 460Before him are Thomas Moore (1779), J. D. Bernal (1901), Colin Farrell (1976), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Brian Boru (941), and Malcolm II of Scotland (954). After him are Edmund the Martyr (841), Brigid of Kildare (451), Brian Cowen (1960), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), James Barry (1795), and George Francis FitzGerald (1851).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Oliver Goldsmith ranks 15Before him are Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), Sheridan Le Fanu (1814), and Thomas Moore (1779). After him are Christy Brown (1932), Charles Maturin (1780), Patrick Pearse (1879), John Millington Synge (1871), John Banville (1945), and Cornelius Ryan (1920).