Raymond Williams

1921 - 1988

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Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh socialist writer, academic, novelist and critic influential within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the media and literature contributed to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. Some 750,000 copies of his books were sold in UK editions alone, and there are many translations available. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Williams has received more than 634,070 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Raymond Williams is the 701st most popular philosopher (up from 726th in 2019), the 1,613th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,618th in 2019) and the 48th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Raymond Williams ranks 701 out of 1,089Before him are Domingo de Soto, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Johann Heinrich Alsted, James Mark Baldwin, Thiruvalluvar, and Thomas Arnold. After him are William of Conches, Jakob Lorber, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Jean Guitton, Ted Nelson, and Onesicritus.

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Among people born in 1921, Raymond Williams ranks 133Before him are Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Angelo Dundee, Esther Williams, Arthur Grumiaux, Ralph Asher Alpher, and Darío Moreno. After him are Michalina Wisłocka, Ilse Aichinger, John Money, Françoise Gilot, Erich Fried, and Arno Babajanian. Among people deceased in 1988, Raymond Williams ranks 70Before him are Lev Pontryagin, Gil Evans, Khalil al-Wazir, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, George Uhlenbeck, and Henry Murray. After him are Andy Gibb, Takeo Miki, Vladimír Menšík, Erich Fried, Charles Addams, and Antal Doráti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Raymond Williams ranks 1,613 out of 6,924Before him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Thomas Arnold (1795), Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), Jimmy Savile (1926), Mike Leigh (1943), and Algernon Blackwood (1869). After him are Eddie the Eagle (1963), John Kemp Starley (1854), Alan Sillitoe (1928), William Kent (1685), James Gillray (1756), and Terry Eagleton (1943).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Raymond Williams ranks 48Before him are William Paley (1743), Robert Filmer (1588), Henry More (1614), Olaf Stapledon (1886), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Thomas Arnold (1795). After him are Perry Anderson (1938), Charles Kay Ogden (1889), Bernard Williams (1929), Samuel Clarke (1675), Stephen Toulmin (1922), and Michael Dummett (1925).