Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

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Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Sidney has received more than 726,032 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Philip Sidney is the 1,677th most popular writer (up from 1,776th in 2019), the 1,308th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,351st in 2019) and the 153rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Philip Sidney ranks 1,677 out of 5,794Before him are Adam Oehlenschläger, Allen Carr, José de Acosta, Polyaenus, Dick Bruna, and Lilya Brik. After him are Michel Zevaco, Ivy Lee, Annie Ernaux, Lu You, Nicander, and Hellanicus of Lesbos.

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Among people born in 1554, Philip Sidney ranks 7Before him are Pope Gregory XV, Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Sebastian of Portugal, Walter Raleigh, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, and Philip William, Prince of Orange. After him are Bálint Balassi, Ernest of Bavaria, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, Richard Hooker, and John Lyly. Among people deceased in 1586, Philip Sidney ranks 9Before him are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Augustus, Elector of Saxony, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Primož Trubar. After him are Birbal, Luis de Morales, Ignazio Danti, Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt, and Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Mecklenburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Philip Sidney ranks 1,308 out of 6,924Before him are Rosemary Harris (1927), James Mirrlees (1936), Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Marc Bolan (1947), Anthony Minghella (1954), and Allen Carr (1934). After him are Lorna Wing (1928), Max Mosley (1940), John Henry Poynting (1852), Gerald Gardner (1884), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), and Julia Gillard (1961).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Philip Sidney ranks 153Before him are William Caxton (1422), Robert Faurisson (1929), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Colin Dexter (1930), Richard Adams (1920), and Allen Carr (1934). After him are Gerald Gardner (1884), Ted Hughes (1930), David Lodge (1935), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), Michael Jackson (1942), and David Ogilvy (1911).