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Raphael Holinshed

1529 - 1580

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Raphael Holinshed (; c. 1525 – before 24 April 1582) was an English chronicler, who was most famous for his work on The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande, commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles. It was the "first complete printed history of England composed as a continuous narrative". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raphael Holinshed has received more than 177,670 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Raphael Holinshed is the 3,849th most popular writer (down from 3,325th in 2019), the 2,826th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,483rd in 2019) and the 327th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Raphael Holinshed ranks 3,849 out of 5,755Before him are Annemarie Selinko, Oskar Maria Graf, Kalhana, Minette Walters, Irakli Abashidze, and Maksim Tank. After him are Innokenty Annensky, Mustai Karim, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Vassilis Alexakis, Peter Straub, and Louis Paul Boon.

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Among people born in 1529, Raphael Holinshed ranks 10Before him are John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony, Taddeo Zuccari, Anthony Jenkinson, Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Anna of Hesse, and Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach.  Among people deceased in 1580, Raphael Holinshed ranks 18Before him are Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, Juliana of Stolberg, Marie of Baden-Sponheim, Alonso Mudarra, Giovanni Morone, and Jerónimo Zurita y Castro.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Raphael Holinshed ranks 2,826 out of 7,765Before him are Mark Sheppard (1964), Teresa Ann Savoy (1955), Minette Walters (1949), Matthew Hopkins (1620), Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (1788), and Lawrence Oates (1880). After him are George Turner (1841), Frederick Catherwood (1799), Jerry Springer (1944), Martin Lings (1909), William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk (1396), and Johnny Herbert (1964).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Raphael Holinshed ranks 327Before him are Arthur Waley (1889), Leslie Stephen (1832), Lydia Becker (1827), Mary Renault (1905), George Gissing (1857), and Minette Walters (1949). After him are Francis Beaumont (1584), Eric Frank Russell (1905), Susanna Hall (1583), Taylor Caldwell (1900), Richard Hakluyt (1552), and Philip Reeve (1966).