R. D. Blackmore

1825 - 1900

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works. Blackmore, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", was a pioneer of the movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of R. D. Blackmore has received more than 109,892 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. R. D. Blackmore is the 5,226th most popular writer, the 4,675th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 545th most popular British Writer.

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  • 17

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  • 2.10

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  • 3.35

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Among writers, R. D. Blackmore ranks 5,226 out of 5,794Before him are Flora Nwapa, Catherine Cookson, Kevin Kelly, Crane Wilbur, Ruth Graham, and Nathaniel Parker Willis. After him are Éric Vuillard, Eric Linklater, Buchi Emecheta, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Joumana Haddad, and Tracy Hickman.

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Among people born in 1825, R. D. Blackmore ranks 71Before him are R. M. Ballantyne, A. P. Hill, John Lawrence LeConte, Benjamin Mountfort, Francis James Child, and Henry Heth. After him are James Skivring Smith, Frances Harper, and Newton Booth. Among people deceased in 1900, R. D. Blackmore ranks 78Before him are Nicolae Crețulescu, John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Joseph Jean Pierre Laurent, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Ernest Dowson, and George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, R. D. Blackmore ranks 4,675 out of 6,924Before him are Thelma Hopkins (1936), Catherine Cookson (1906), Susie Wolff (1982), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Ron Flowers (1934), and Lawrence Hargrave (1850). After him are Leslie Marr (1922), Terry Paine (1939), Sophie Monk (1979), David Jack (1898), Neil Marshall (1970), and Eric Linklater (1899).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, R. D. Blackmore ranks 545Before him are Coventry Patmore (1823), Joyce Cary (1888), Jeff Noon (1957), Aubrey de Grey (1963), Thomas Heywood (1574), and Catherine Cookson (1906). After him are Eric Linklater (1899), Rose Tremain (1943), Humphrey Carpenter (1946), Dan Abnett (1965), Alastair Reynolds (1966), and Saunders Lewis (1893).