Orderic Vitalis

1075 - 1142

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Orderic Vitalis (Latin: Ordericus Vitalis; 16 February 1075 – c. 1142) was an English chronicler and Benedictine monk who wrote one of the great contemporary chronicles of 11th- and 12th-century Normandy and Anglo-Norman England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orderic Vitalis has received more than 155,848 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Orderic Vitalis is the 2,122nd most popular writer (down from 1,883rd in 2019), the 1,634th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,421st in 2019) and the 187th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Orderic Vitalis ranks 2,122 out of 5,794Before him are Erle Stanley Gardner, Titus Calpurnius Siculus, Johann Peter Hebel, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, Herbert Read, and Janus Pannonius. After him are Bâkî, Prince Henri of Orléans, Dexippus, Stefan Heym, Robert Jordan, and Ida Tarbell.

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Among people born in 1075, Orderic Vitalis ranks 7Before him are Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor, Al-Zamakhshari, Adelard of Bath, Henry IX, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Taizong of Jin, and Emperor Tianzuo of Liao. After him are Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia and Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. Among people deceased in 1142, Orderic Vitalis ranks 4Before him are Peter Abelard, Yue Fei, and Alexios Komnenos. After him are Godfrey II, Count of Louvain and Andronikos Komnenos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Orderic Vitalis ranks 1,634 out of 6,924Before him are Eunice Gayson (1928), Noël Coward (1899), Rick Wakeman (1949), Edward the Exile (1016), Herbert Read (1893), and Ronnie Biggs (1929). After him are Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), William Parry (1790), Henry Sidgwick (1838), Walter Crane (1845), Irvine Welsh (1957), and Limahl (1958).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Orderic Vitalis ranks 187Before him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Alan Sillitoe (1928), Terry Eagleton (1943), Christina Rossetti (1830), Noël Coward (1899), and Herbert Read (1893). After him are Prince Henri of Orléans (1867), Irvine Welsh (1957), William Ernest Henley (1849), Taliesin (518), Kenneth Grahame (1859), and George Whitefield (1714).