Robert Chambers

1802 - 1871

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Robert Chambers (; 10 July 1802 – 17 March 1871) was a Scottish publisher, geologist, evolutionary thinker, author and journal editor who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th-century scientific and political circles. Chambers was an early phrenologist and was the anonymous author of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, which was so controversial that his authorship was not acknowledged until after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Chambers has received more than 39,609 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Chambers is the 2,768th most popular writer, the 2,081st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 243rd most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Chambers ranks 2,768 out of 5,794Before him are V. C. Andrews, Antun Vrančić, Géza Gárdonyi, Artur Lundkvist, August Šenoa, and Valery Larbaud. After him are Eysteinn Erlendsson, Sohrab Sepehri, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Mickey Spillane, Keigo Higashino, and Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav.

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Among people born in 1802, Robert Chambers ranks 32Before him are Johann Friedrich von Brandt, Frederick William, Elector of Hesse, Leopold Fitzinger, Mariano Arista, Harriet Martineau, and Paul-Émile Botta. After him are Cesare Pugni, Niccolò Tommaseo, August Friedrich Pott, Edwin Landseer, Benoît Fourneyron, and Adolphe Niel. Among people deceased in 1871, Robert Chambers ranks 33Before him are François-Joseph Fétis, Henry E. Steinway, Étienne Constantin de Gerlache, Roderick Murchison, August Immanuel Bekker, and Stand Watie. After him are Alexander Serov, Hermann, Fürst von Pückler-Muskau, Louis Charles Delescluze, József Eötvös, Carl Tausig, and Mariano Melgarejo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Chambers ranks 2,081 out of 6,924Before him are Stephen Rea (1946), William Robertson Smith (1846), Neil Tennant (1954), Millicent Fawcett (1847), John Haigh (1909), and Pieter de Molijn (1595). After him are John Hadley (1682), Robert Palmer (1949), Cynric (450), Gerry Adams (1948), Ian Dury (1942), and John Gilbert Baker (1834).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Robert Chambers ranks 243Before him are Philip Kerr (1956), Christopher Robin Milne (1920), E. Nesbit (1858), Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925), Ford Madox Ford (1873), and William Robertson Smith (1846). After him are Sister Nivedita (1867), Charles Lamb (1775), Caroline Graham (1931), Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (1805), A. S. Byatt (1936), and John Ford (1586).